Barcelos, Braga and Guimarães Tour from Esposende

Barcelos, Braga and Guimarães Tour from Esposende

During this private tour you discover the historic center of Barcelos, famous for its colorful ceramics, medieval monuments and for creating Portugal’s national symbol - the rooster.

On Thursdays you can get involved in one of the oldest and biggest markets in Portugal.

In Braga, you will find a religious city with more than 2000 years of history. You will visit Portugal’s oldest cathedral, the famous sanctuary and ancient attractions such as the 14th-century Castle of Braga and the ´Arco da Porto Nova´.

Discover the delightful medieval centre of Guimarães. You will see why the historical center city -the birthplace of the nation- was warranted as UNESCO World Heritage .

Besides the beautiful center city you will also visit the castle that accommodated the Counts of Portugal during the 10th and 11th century and the 15th century Palace of the ´Duques de Braganza`.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Campo da Feira, Campo da República, 4750 Barcelos, Portugal

On Thursdays you have the possibility to visit the biggest market of Portugal. This market takes place right in the center of Barcelos.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Templo do Senhor Bom Jesus da Cruz, Largo da Porta Nova 14, 4750-270 Barcelos, Portugal

We will visit this baroque church with its lovely blue tiles and golden carvings. This church is known for its legend about a dark wooden cross.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Torre do Cimo da Vila, Largo da Porta Nova, Barcelos 4750-329 Portugal

One of the old city doors. On the top of the tower you have an beautiful view on the baroque gardens and the marketsquare. Inside of the tower there is an interesting artcraft expositions from local artists.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Igreja Matriz da Paroquia de Santa Maria Maior, Largo do Municipio, Barcelos 4750-323 Portugal

We will visit the main church which is the oldest church in the city.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Museu Arqueologico de Barcelos, Largo do Municipio, Barcelos 4750-323 Portugal

Here you will discover the legend of the rooster and see the original cross from the legend.

There are also some other interesting artifacts found all over the city.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Ponte Medieval de Barcelos, Barcelos 4750-295 Portugal

Enjoy the lovely view on the Medieval bridge from the 15th century castle of the duke of Bragança.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Arco da Porta Nova, R. Dom Diogo de Sousa 127, 4700-424 Braga, Portugal

We will start our citywalk in Braga entering by the old citygate.

Stop At: Braga Cathedral, R. Dom Paio Mendes, 4700-424 Braga, Portugal

We will visit the main church of the city. Parts of this church are even older than Portugal itself.

In one of the chapels of this cathedral you will find the tumuls of the parents of the first King of Portugal.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA

Wander around in the Gardens of Santa Barbara and enjoy the flowers of the season.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Praca da Republica, Braga 4710-305 Portugal

On the central square of Braga -where the ´old locals´ gather around to socialize- you will see a mix of interesting architure from different periods.

Pass By: Torre de Menagem, Rua do Castelo, Braga 4700-311 Portugal

You will pass by the remainings of the 11th century castle part of the old city wall.

Stop At: Bom Jesus Funicular, Parque do Bom Jesus, Braga 4715-056 Portugal

The sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte is famous for its extensive staircase and its lovely gardens.

Here you will enjoy the beautiful scenery with a spectacular view over the city of Braga.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sameiro Sanctuary, Av. Nossa Sra. do Sameiro 44, 4715-616 Braga, Portugal

Enjoy the silence at the most peacefull sanctuary of Braga.

The sanctuary is build in neoclassical style and is the the largest Marian devotional shrine in Portugal, second only to the Sanctuary of Fátima.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Guimarães Castle, R. Conde Dom Henrique, 4800-412 Guimarães, Portugal

From the top of the mountains in Braga you will drive to Guimarães, the cradle of the nation, here you will discover the castle where the first King of Portugal was born and the chapel where he was baptised.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Paco dos Duques de Braganca, Rua Conde Dom Henrique, Guimaraes 4800-412 Portugal

The Palace of the Dukes of Bragança was built in the 15th century by D. Afonso. He was the ´illegitimate´ son of King João I.

We will also visit the museum on the first floor of the palace with a collection of national and international antiques.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Igreja de Sao Miguel do Castelo, between Castelo and Paco dos Duques de Braganca, Guimaraes 4810-245 Portugal

According to the legend the first king of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques, was baptized here. The presumed baptismal font that was used in the ceremony is kept here.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Centro Historico de Guimaraes, Guimaraes Portugal

From the palace of the dukes we will walk though the typical narrow streets of the city. We will follow the ´street of santa maria´, and visit the 2 famous squares ´Praça de San Tiago´ and ´Largo de Oliveira´.

Stop At: Praca de S. Tiago, Centro Historico 4800-445 Guimarães, Guimaraes 4800-445 Portugal

The charming square of San Tiago is marked by the presence of the old City Hall building and some residencial buildings from the 17th and 18th century.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Largo da Oliveira, Guimaraes 4810 Portugal

The typical Largo da Oliveira is named after a miracle with a 500 years old olivetree what was situated on the square.

The square is surrounded by some 17th century traditional ´Porch Houses´ and the ´Nossa Senhora da Oliveira´ Church.

In the middle of the square there is a porch called "Padrão do Salado".The porch referes to the succesfull battle of Salado in the 14th century.

Duration: 10 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"May be operated by a multi-lingual guide"
"A minimum of 2 people per booking is required"
"A maximum of 7 people per booking"
"Minimum age is 12 years"
"Near public transportation"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"



Horário de Início: 09:00 AM
Duração: 8 To 9 Hours
Ponto de partida: 4740 Esposende, Portugal
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up at 9:00AM from hotels in the Esposende region.

Cancelamentos e reembolsos: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluído

  • Bottled water and softdrinks
  • Snacks (Candybars)
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Braga Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Bom Jesus Funicular
  • Entry/Admission - Guimarães Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Paco dos Duques de Braganca

Não Incluído

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees, unless specified
  • Lunch

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