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  • Igreja de São Paulo - Braga

    The Igreja de São Paulo (St Paul) is a small, austere looking 16th-century church built by the Jesuits. By contrast, the interior is an explosion of lavish baroque

    Braga
  • Braga cathedral / Igreja da Sé de Braga.

    Built between 1070 and 1093 on the remains of a Roman temple the Sé has had many facelifts over the years. The present day styling is a mixture of the Gothic and Baroque. Inside is a museum with a collection of relics

    Braga
  • Pousada Convento Graça - Tavira

    Today this is a Pousada hotel, but until the 19th century the Convento de Nossa Senhora da Graça da Ordem de Santo Agostinho was an Augustinian monastery.

    The building,...

    Tavira
  • Basilica da Estrela - Lisbon

    The Basílica da Estrela in Lisbon is a huge baroque/neoclassical church with a most impressive dome. It was built by order of Queen Maria I of Portugal to celebrate the birth of her first (and only) son, José, Prince of Brazil. It is perhaps no...

    Lisbon
  • Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceição - Portimao

    The Roman Catholic church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição (Our Lady of Conception) is Portimão's main parish church and still plays an active role in the heart of the local community.

    The original...

    Portimão
  • Viseu Cathedral Cloisters

    Built largely in the 13th century this fine Romanesque / Gothic cathedral is Viseu's most important historic monument

    Viseu
  • Guarda cathedral

    Like many of Portugal's early cathedrals the Sé da Guarda appears part church, part fortress. Plans for the cathedral date back as far as the early 13th century, a time when much of Portugal had only just been clawed back from the Moors and wars...

    Guarda
  • Mafra National Palace

    Built in the Baroque and neoclassical style the enormous palace / monastery dwarfs the town of Mafra. At the time of its construction in the 18th century this was one of the largest buildings in Europe

    Sintra
  • Lamego Sanctuary Nossa Senhora

    Set atop a baroque staircase with 686 steps is the shrine and rococo church. To either side of the staircase is dense woodland with furtherr pathways and shrines

    Lamego
  • Convento do Carmo

    Mediaeval convent that was ruined in the great earthquake of 1755. Set overlooking the city the ruins provide a poignant reminder of the destruction wrought on Lisbon. The convent is also home to an archaeological museum with exhibits including a Peruvian mummy.

    Lisbon

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