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Journey to the Church Bom Jesus Do Monte

Mount Espinho is located 7 kilometers from Braga. The Church Bom Jesus do Monte was built on it. You can get to it by choosing one of two ways. If you want to train your leg muscles, then go up to the church on the beautiful stairs Via Sacra height of 100 meters. It symbolizes the way of Jesus Christ to Calvary. There are 17 venues here.
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You will see fountains, allegorical statues, and other elements. They were made in Baroque style. Religious pilgrims claim that such an ascent, especially done on the knees, will help to cleanse the soul from sins. However, if this method is too complicated for you, then use the second option. The funicular was built here in the XIX century. It works on water traction but not on electricity. You can reach the Church in 3 minutes by it.
You will pay 1.2 euros for a one-way ticket. The price of a round-trip ticket will be 2 euros. You will hear a funny signal of the funicular before departure. You will admire the view of the city, which is located near the hill, as well as the picturesque nature of the surrounding hills, even on a cloudy day while traveling. You will look at the 18th-century painting and stand on the observation deck when you reach the top. Copyright
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Torri Di Menagen Tower Climbing

You will see the tall tower of Torri di Menagen on the Place de La Republique in Braga. It was part of a town castle built in the 11th century in the past. Today it is in ruins. However, this granite tower is still intact. You will have the opportunity to visit it to climb to the observation deck. It is located at an altitude of 13 meters. You will see that the space of Torri di Menagen is divided into several rooms when you enter the tower. Stairs made of wood unites them. It is on it that you will climb to the top of the tower. You can enjoy the panorama of Prague here.

Get Vivid Impressions during Canyoning

If you decide to do canyoning, you can contact the firm Toboga in Braga. You will rent all the necessary equipment here. You will be picked up from the hotel and taken to a beautiful canyon. Your adventure will begin here. You'll spend a few hours here. You will make a few jumps from a height, go down the slope on a rope and cross the rope through the gorge. You will experience incredible emotions after you overcome all the challenges. An experienced instructor will be near you. He will help you and take pictures. This is also included in the cost of extreme entertainment.
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Peneda-Gerês National Park Journey

You can reach the Peneda-Gerês National Park by car or public transport from Braga. It is located between the Serra da Peneda and Serra do Gerês Mountains. The Park has an area of 700 square kilometers. There are many trails here. You will conquer them by bike or on foot. You will overcome 60 kilometers during the journey. It is necessary to follow by signs. Directions are indicated on them. Part of the way will be on the ground, and part - on asphalt.
You will visit the observation decks and see 2 waterfalls in the park. You will also drink water from the spring and enjoy the stunning scenery here. You will admire brown bears, mountain goats, Iberian wolves, and various birds. You will also look at the monuments of ancient architecture, beautiful bridges, and monumental platinum. It was built in the early 70s of the 20th century. If you want, you will do rock climbing and overcoming the mountain river. You will get an unforgettable experience!
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Spend Good Time while Kayaking

You will have the opportunity to go kayaking during your vacation in Braga. You will rent a longboat with a pointed bow and stern. You should also hire an instructor. He will help you choose a route based on your physical fitness. The instructor will also teach you how to control the kayak with a two-bladed paddle. You will go with him to make rafting on the mountain river.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Braga
♥   Restaurant 'Turismo' Barcelos. Type - Traditional cuisine. 16 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Histórico by Papaboa' Guimarães. Type - Traditional cuisine. 16.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Chello’s' Guimarães. Type - Traditional cuisine. 17.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Pedra Furada' Pedra Furada. Type - Traditional cuisine. 18.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'S. Gião' Moreira de Cónegos. Type - Traditional cuisine. 20.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Braga
♥   Castle 'Castle of Guimarães' , 16.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Tebra' , 59.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Montalegre' , 61.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Santa Maria da Feira' , 70.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Monterreal' , 72.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Braga
♥   Palace 'Episcopal Palace of Braga' , 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Castle of D. Chica' , 4.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palácio Igreja Velha' , 14.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palace of the Dukes of Braganza' , 16.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Paço de São Cipriano' , 20.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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