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BRAGA and GUIMARAES, Portugal

Between mountains

The visit to Braga and Guimaraes was part of a longer holiday in Portugal and Spain by train
and bus. These two lovely places are in Northwest Portugal, not far from Porto.
I stayed two nights in Braga. --- Braga has loads of church buildings,including Sanctuary Bom Jesus ,this
is 4 miles outside Braga city centre in Tenoes. The bus arrives at the steps and funicular . The
funicular is driven by Water. Full tank at the top pulls up the bottom car. The church
of Bom Jesus is on a hill top,among lovely gardens, Also here is the small Grotto There is a
great view of Braga from up here. PORTUGAL ,  BRAGA.. --  Garden of  Santa Barbara.

PORTUGAL , BRAGA.. -- Garden of Santa Barbara.

BRAGA ,  PORTUGAL.  --  I  stayed  at  this  hotel for  2  nights..

BRAGA , PORTUGAL. -- I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights..

BRAGA,  PORTUGAL.

BRAGA, PORTUGAL.

BRAGA,  PORTUGAL . --  Church  and Monastery Populo.  Building  started  in  16 th  century.

BRAGA, PORTUGAL . -- Church and Monastery Populo. Building started in 16 th century.

BRAGA,  PORTUGAL  --Northwestern  Portugal.

BRAGA, PORTUGAL --Northwestern Portugal.

BRAGA,  PORTUGAL.   -  British  style  pillar  boxes   ( Post,  Mail )

BRAGA, PORTUGAL. - British style pillar boxes ( Post, Mail )

BRAGA  PORTUGAL  --  British  style  phone  boxes.

BRAGA PORTUGAL -- British style phone boxes.

BRAGA,  PORTUGAL.   --  Church of  St. Marcus.  Dates  back  to 18th  century.   Church  and Hospital.

BRAGA, PORTUGAL. -- Church of St. Marcus. Dates back to 18th century. Church and Hospital.

BRAGA,  PORTUGAL.  --  Church  of Holy  Cross.  {Igreja de Santa  Cruz }  17th  century.

BRAGA, PORTUGAL. -- Church of Holy Cross. {Igreja de Santa Cruz } 17th century.

BRAGA,  PORTUGAL.

BRAGA, PORTUGAL.

BRAGA,  PORTUGAL.

BRAGA, PORTUGAL.

BRAGA ,  PORTUGAL.

BRAGA , PORTUGAL.

PORTUGAL,  BRAGA.  --  Roman  ruin of Thermae of  Maximinus,  only  discovered in  1977.

PORTUGAL, BRAGA. -- Roman ruin of Thermae of Maximinus, only discovered in 1977.

BRAGA,  PORTUGAL.  --  Nice  place  to  relax  for  a  drink.!

BRAGA, PORTUGAL. -- Nice place to relax for a drink.!

BRAGA,  PORTUGAL.  --  Arch da Porta Nova.--Triumphal Arch in city  wall western entrance.

BRAGA, PORTUGAL. -- Arch da Porta Nova.--Triumphal Arch in city wall western entrance.

BRAGA,  PORTUGAL.  --Cathedral , at  the  end  of Rua Dom Paio  Mendes.

BRAGA, PORTUGAL. --Cathedral , at the end of Rua Dom Paio Mendes.

BRAGA,  PORTUGAL.  --  Cathedral.  --   Oldest-surviving church  in  Portugal.

BRAGA, PORTUGAL. -- Cathedral. -- Oldest-surviving church in Portugal.

BRAGA,  PORTUGAL.  -  Hotel at  far  end.

BRAGA, PORTUGAL. - Hotel at far end.

BRAGA,  PORTUGAL.  --  City  Hall.   from  1754.

BRAGA, PORTUGAL. -- City Hall. from 1754.

BRAGA,  PORTUGAL  --  Steps  up to  Bom  Jesus  Church.  ( I used  the  funicular ! )

BRAGA, PORTUGAL -- Steps up to Bom Jesus Church. ( I used the funicular ! )

BRAGA,  PORTUGAL  --  Staircase up  to Church  near  bus  stop at  the  bottom,  in  Tenoes.---  Regular buses from  Braga  centre.-Avenida da Liberdade.  Number 2  i  think.

BRAGA, PORTUGAL -- Staircase up to Church near bus stop at the bottom, in Tenoes.--- Regular buses from Braga centre.-Avenida da Liberdade. Number 2 i think.

BRAGA  ,  PORTUGAL  --  View  of  church  from  Funicular at  the  top.

BRAGA , PORTUGAL -- View of church from Funicular at the top.

BRAGA,  PORTUGAL.  --  Bom  Jesus  looking  towards  Braga..

BRAGA, PORTUGAL. -- Bom Jesus looking towards Braga..

BRAGA, PORTUGAL.  --  Church  Sanctuary of  Bom  Jesus do  Monte is  in  Tenors, 4  miles  from  Braga  centre.

BRAGA, PORTUGAL. -- Church Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte is in Tenors, 4 miles from Braga centre.

BRAGA,  PORTUGAL.  --  Bom  Jesus,  Funicular at  the  bottom  of  hill.

BRAGA, PORTUGAL. -- Bom Jesus, Funicular at the bottom of hill.

BRAGA,  PORTUGAL --  Water  tank of  Funicular.

BRAGA, PORTUGAL -- Water tank of Funicular.

BRAGA,  PORTUGAL  --  Church Sanctuary of  Bom Jesus do  Monte is a  RC church in  Tenoes just  outside  Braga.

BRAGA, PORTUGAL -- Church Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte is a RC church in Tenoes just outside Braga.

BRAGA,  PORTUGAL.  --  Area around  Bom  Jesus  Sanctuary.

BRAGA, PORTUGAL. -- Area around Bom Jesus Sanctuary.

BRAGA,  PORTUGAL  --  Top  station  of  Funicular.

BRAGA, PORTUGAL -- Top station of Funicular.

BRAGA,  PORTUGAL.  --  Sanctuary  Bom  Jesus.

BRAGA, PORTUGAL. -- Sanctuary Bom Jesus.

BRAGA,  PORTUGAL  --  Ceiling  of  Bom  Jesus  Church.

BRAGA, PORTUGAL -- Ceiling of Bom Jesus Church.

BRAGA,  PORTUGAL.  --   Grotto Santuario de Bom  Jesus on  a  hill 5 km from  Braga  city  centre.

BRAGA, PORTUGAL. -- Grotto Santuario de Bom Jesus on a hill 5 km from Braga city centre.

BRAGA,  PORTUGAL.  --  Inside  Grotto Santuario de bom  Jesus.

BRAGA, PORTUGAL. -- Inside Grotto Santuario de bom Jesus.

PORTUGAL.   --  Sagres  Beers, are  usually light  lager  type,  this  was  black. --   Sagres named  after  the town  same  name.

PORTUGAL. -- Sagres Beers, are usually light lager type, this was black. -- Sagres named after the town same name.

---------------------------------------------------------------A trip from Braga by bus was to lovely historic Guimaraes . Portugal's
first King was born here. The buildings are quaint. The church Igreja de Sao Gualter is
in a lovely setting with neat and tidy gardens,in front. The currency in Portugal is the EURO.----------GUIMARAES,  PORTUGAL.  Lovely  place in Braga  Region.-------- Sao Pedro Basilica.

GUIMARAES, PORTUGAL. Lovely place in Braga Region.-------- Sao Pedro Basilica.

GUIMARAES,  PORTUGAL.  --  Pick  your  style  of  window  !

GUIMARAES, PORTUGAL. -- Pick your style of window !

GUIMARAES,  PORTUGAL.  --  Do  you  call  this  ,a clutter of  houses ?

GUIMARAES, PORTUGAL. -- Do you call this ,a clutter of houses ?

GUIMARAES,  PORTUGAL.--Central  Square.

GUIMARAES, PORTUGAL.--Central Square.

GUIMARAES,  ORTUGAL  --  Bell  tower of church Our  Lady of  Oliveira in  Guimaraes.

GUIMARAES, ORTUGAL -- Bell tower of church Our Lady of Oliveira in Guimaraes.

GUIMARAES,  PORTUGAL

GUIMARAES, PORTUGAL

GUIMARAES,  PORTUGAL-- Northern  Portugal.   Historic town  centre.

GUIMARAES, PORTUGAL-- Northern Portugal. Historic town centre.

GUIMARAES,  PORTUGAL.  --  Full  of  history.  --  Portugal's  first  King  was  born  in  Guimaraes.

GUIMARAES, PORTUGAL. -- Full of history. -- Portugal's first King was born in Guimaraes.

GUIMARAES,  PORTUGAL --  Chapel  near  museum Alberto Sampaio.

GUIMARAES, PORTUGAL -- Chapel near museum Alberto Sampaio.

PORTUGAL ,  GUIMARAES,  --  Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Consolacao,  with  beautiful gardens.

PORTUGAL , GUIMARAES, -- Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Consolacao, with beautiful gardens.

PORTUGAL,  GUIMARAES,  --  Looking  from  Igresa de Nossa Senhora da  Consolacao  cathedral.

PORTUGAL, GUIMARAES, -- Looking from Igresa de Nossa Senhora da Consolacao cathedral.

PORTUGAL  --  Electric  train,of CP-Comboios de Portugal.

PORTUGAL -- Electric train,of CP-Comboios de Portugal.

Between mountains in Northwest Portugal. Lovely places.

Posted by alectrevor 12:25

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I really want to travel more in Portugal. it is such a beautiful country. all the best, irene

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