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Reviewed 1 week ago

this is one of the oldest churches in portugal and you can see it in the style, worth paying a few euros to go inside

1  Thank Piotr M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. I walked in and it took my breath away. Beautiful ceilings, carvings, paintings... statues. All created with utmost detail. Do look ip when you are here, because that is where you will delight in the detailing. Beautiful stained glass. Beautiful pipe organ. Do find...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another nice cathedral. It is not free of charge. 2 EUR per person is required. but it is worthy. Don’t forget to look around as well.

Thank Michaela B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the church and the surrounding buildings on our own but afterwards we went on one of the (cheap) guided tours to see the choir and some hidden rooms which you don't get to see without the tour. First of all, our guide spoke...More

Thank Ellen_and_Pedro
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Entry through the cloister, I fortunately visited the cathedral first, as a wedding was scheduled and visitors were cleared. Smallish, superb looking pipe organs, the altar is quite ornate. Nice ceiling. Large statues line the outside aisle walls. Chapels only off the transept. Museim tastefully...More

2  Thank Ken C
Reviewed 27 May 2018

The inside of this cathedral is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. It's incredibly ornate and the crypts are historically eerie. Things to note if you are a tourist, the entrance is actually in a side door down the alley to the left...More

Thank Whitney F
Reviewed 10 May 2018

It costs only EUR 2 to visit. EUR 200 million has been spent on the renovations. Exceptional visit, please go.

Thank Emarie B
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Having read that the cathedral in Braga is considered to be one of the most important in Portugal, I was interested to visit. As a person of faith I am always a little put out to be asked to pay to visit God's house and...More

1  Thank FiftyFifty5050
Reviewed 8 May 2018

The upper choir and small chapel are worth paying the extra price. The museum was good but I could have skipped it as well if price is an issue. The cathedral is beautiful

Thank WiMadcitytraveler
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Where even you look, it is wonderful arts. The organ is breath taking. Take your to enjoy all the fine details and beauty!

Thank Donald L
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3 July 2018|
Response from Ken C | Reviewed this property |
I was there on a Sunday morning and remember seeing crowds leaving the church. I believe it was for 10am Mass.
7 February 2018|
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Response from Ken C | Reviewed this property |
If Mass (or other service, such as a Baptism or Marriage) is underway, photography is prohibited until the priest has finished. This is common for all churches in Portugal and Spain.