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Amazing destinations in the north of Portugal

By 18 July, 2019 No Comments
 

Although often overlooked by international visitors, northern Portugal is probably the most picturesque part of the country with a wide variety of fascinating attractions. If you are planning your trip to this inspiring country, the northern region should be at the top of your itinerary and you should book a few days to really discover it …

To get a better perspective of the history around this area, a tour organized by professionals with deep knowledge of the region, besides the attractions and obligatory sights, can make all the difference to improve your experience.

Check out a summary of some of the places included in the full day tours we offer in our website.

Braga

Despite being one of the oldest cities in Portugal, Braga is also very young and lively. This captivating city is considered the religious center of Portugal, perhaps because it became the first diocese of the country. Today, it is one of the main tourist destinations. Filled with ornate churches, beautiful gardens and grandiose architecture, Braga has Portuguese charm in abundance.

Although Braga is Portugal’s third largest city, its historic center is relatively compact and can be easily explored on a day trip.

Main sights of Braga:
• Bom Jesus do Monte sanctuary
• Santa Bárbara Garden
• Our Lady of Sameiro Shrine
• Braga Cathedral (…)

 

Guimarães

Place where the decisive battle of S. Mamede and the famous Salado battle took place, the fight for the independence of our country and its nationality, reason why Guimarães is considered the cradle of Portugal.

Among other reasons to visit this majestic city it is notable to witness an extraordinarily well preserved ancient city, filled with impressive squares, picturesque streets, cobblestone streets and above all incredible churches. Its focus should remain on some of these monuments that depict the history of this charming city:

Main sights and attractions:

  • Guimarães Castle
  • Our Lady of Oliveira Church
  • Dukes of Bragança Palace
  • Alberto Sampaio Museum
  • St. Francis Church

If you only have one day and you are interested in getting to know these two beautiful cities, our company will be happy to elaborate a full day visit starting at your hotel in the city of Porto. We organize your lunch, in one of the traditional restaurants of the city and we will take you to all these beautiful monuments so that you get to know the surroundings of Porto like no one else. Book now our Bracara Vimaranis tour and leave it all to us!