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#Braga city center + Bom Jesus + Sameiro ( From Oporto/Ribeira Pier*)

Tour Number

Activity Level

76481


Categories

City, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. If you are a bigger group than 4 I can arrange transportation but will be extra paid. ( cash at the moment )
I drive a Citroen Picasso C4, 5 seats, with air conditioning.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (fluent), Portuguese (fluent), Spanish (conversational)

You will be guided through city center and visit the most important monuments. Then I can drive you to Bom Jesus and Sameiro sanctuaries.
From a few Kms from Braga, it rises majestically at tourist-religious resort called Bom Jesus, where nature and art "give their both hands" to make it a real ex-libris in the city of Archbishops.
The origins of Bom Jesus were on the beginning of the fourteenth century, when someone decided to put a cross on the top of the hillside of Espinho.

Sameiro it is the second centre of Marian devotion in Portugal. After the establishment of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception in December 8th of 1854, by Pope Pius IX, a monument was erected on Sameiro Mountain to celebrate and devote the Virgin Mary in Braga.

* If you arrive to Oporto by boat, or taking a cruise to Douro it is also possible to provide transportation, from Oporto harbour, according an extra fee.

Itinerary

Arcada - República Square
Crivos House
S. Marcos Hospital Church
Idol Fountain
Raio Palace
Santa Cruz Church
Nossa Senhora da Torre
Cathedral ( including museum )
Porta Nova Arch
Biscainhos Museum
Populo Coventry
Ancient Episcopal Palace and Santa Bárbara Garden
- LUNCH-
Bom Jesus Sanctuary
Sameiro Sanctuary

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At the Main Square ( Arcadas, República Square); if you are staying at a hotel in the city center or if you are arriving by train, or bus, I can meet you there too.

If you are at Oporto and wish transportation from there, please let me know and I will arrange that.

End location: In the city center or if you wish, at a taxi stop to go back to your hotel.

Duration: 8 hours

What’s Included

Transportation from, and to, city center to Bom Jesus and Sameiro Sanctuaries.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 € - Museums's and monuments entrances.
Lunch.

What’s Extra

You are responsible for any purchases of a personal nature

Restrictions

I am not an official guide, therefore I will not be able to guide you inside of specific historical monuments.

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Fernanda S.

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