10 Rua Dom Paio Mendes, Braga, Portugal
253 263 317
Braga Cathedral Reviews
Stunning cathedral Nov 27, 2010
In a city that is full of wonderful churches, the highest praise has to be reserved for Braga Cathedral.
Founded in the third century, the cathedral was heavily restored in the eleventh century, and the majority of the current building relates to this period. Various key figures have been affiliated with the cathedral; the most famous of which must include Pope John XXI, who was previously the cathedral's bishop in the thirteenth century.
The cathedral is a wonderful place to visit. The exterior is lavished with wonderful statues and gargoyles that remind you of Notre Dame in Paris. Inside, the decoration is of a high baroque style, and I particularly liked the wooden roof and ornate organ.
Entrance is free.
This is a lovely cathedral which is a great credit to Braga. If you are in the city, you should see this place.
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