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Discover the North of Portugal, one of the unexplored treasures in Europe, with its wildlife, gorgeous nature, and breathtaking landscapes.
Delve into Portugal’s fascinating history on an exploration of beautiful Braga. Soak up the historic atmosphere and walk through manicured gardens and up the stairs of centuries-old pilgrimage sites in Braga.
We pick you up from your hotel and make our way to Braga, an ancient and elegant old city that’s celebrated as Portugal’s religious capital and has drawn pilgrims for centuries.
Head to the Tibaes Monastery from the 10th-century, one of the richest and most powerful monasteries in the north of Portugal and the playground of a group of architects, masters, masons and carpenters, carvers, gilders, and sculptors whose active production throughout the northwest peninsula was linked to the best Portuguese art of the 17th and 18th centuries.
After lunch break, explore the city’s historic center as you meander through narrow lanes that lead to charming squares, and visit the 12th-century Braga Cathedral.
Stroll through the Garden of Santa Barbara to see the landscaped grounds flanking the historic Archbishop’s Palace, checking out the ruins of a medieval árcade.
Before the end of the day, head to the hillside church and sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Mont, the cherry on top of this adventure. Ride in the oldest lift/funicular in the world still in operation, moved with the counterbalance of water. Or if you feel up to it, climb its majestic and beautifully designed stairs. At the top of the hill, you have a beautiful view over Braga.