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Braga Travel Guide

Best of Braga

Museu Pio XII: A building close to the Arco de Sao Tiago houses the Museu Pio XII with displays of archeology and religious art.

Fonte do Idolo: The Fonte do Idolo is worth seeing. This beautiful sculpture bedecked fountain on the edge of a garden ranks as a "national monument".

Churches: The town of Braga has about 30 churches and also worth seeing are the church of Sao Joao do Souto, it was founded by Joao Coimbra in 1525 (fine statues).

Arco de Sao Tiago: Is located west of the church of Santa Cruz, on the Campo de Sao Tiago.

Palácio do Raio: The 18th century Palácio do Raio, or Casa do Mexicano, in the southeastern part of the center of Braga, has a tiled Rococo facade.

Festas de Sao Joao: The traditional festival is celebrated every year from June 23 to June 25 with processions, fireworks and regional folk events.

Torre de Menagem: The sturdy Torre de Menagem (1378) is a relic of the medieval fortifications.

Casa dos Biscainhos: The beautiful garden is incorporating raised alcove seats and flowerbeds. The center is occupied by a traditional box parterre like clipped camellias. At one corner stands an octagonal pavilion with a grotto beneath and a tiled cupola above.

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