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Braga
Braga
Stop time: 1h30min

Braga was founded by the Romans in 279 BC. Braga was a bishopric before being occupied by the Moors. It was re-conquered early in the eleventh century… Read full description >>

Braga was founded by the Romans in 279 BC. Braga was a bishopric before being occupied by the Moors. It was re-conquered early in the eleventh century and by the end of the century its archbishops were pressing for recognition as “Primate of the Spains,” a title they disputed with Toledo over the following six centuries. It is still Portugal’s religious capital and the scene of spectacular Easter celebrations with torch-lit processions and weirdly hooded penitents.

You won’t be able to miss the Archbishop’s Palace, a great fortress-like building, right at the center of the old town. In medieval times it covered a tenth of the city and today easily accommodates the municipal library and various faculties of the university. Nearby is the Sé deBraga, which like the palace encompasses Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque styles. It was founded in 1070 and its south doorway is a survival from this earliest building. Its most striking element, however, is the intricate ornamentation of the roofline, executed by Joao de Castilho (later the architect of Lisbon’s Jerónimos Monastery). A guided tour of the interior takes you through three Gothic chapels, of which the outstanding specimen is the Capela dos Reis (King’s Chapel). The Capela dos Reis was built to house the tombs of Henry of Burgundy and his wife Teresa, the cathedral’s founders and the parents of Afonso Henriques, founder of the kingdom. Beyond the chapels is the cathedral museum – one of the richest collections in Portugal, but displayed like a junk shop.

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Barcelos
Barcelos
Stop time: 1h30min

Barcelos is a city and a municipality in Braga District in the Minho Province, in the north of Portugal. The town\'s famous symbol is a rooster, in… Read full description >>

Barcelos is a city and a municipality in Braga District in the Minho Province, in the north of Portugal. The town\'s famous symbol is a rooster, in Portuguese called o galo de Barcelos (\"the Rooster of Barcelos\"). One of the many versions of this legend goes that a rich man threw a big party. When the party was over, the rich man noticed that his sterling cutlery was stolen by a guest. He accused a pilgrim and let him go to court. He protested his innocence, but the judge didn\'t believe him. The judge was about to eat a roasted rooster when the pilgrim said: \"If I am innocent, this rooster will crow three times.\" When the pilgrim was about to be lynched, the rooster crowed. The judge released the pilgrim. The story ends a few years later when the pilgrim returned and made a statue over the event. The town remains on the Portuguese Way path of the Camino de Santiago. Barcelos is part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network as a Crafts and Folk Art City.

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Valença
Valença
Stop time: 1h

Valença is a walled town located on the left bank of Minho River, approximately 25 km from the Atlantic Ocean. The municipality is limited to… Read full description >>

Valença is a walled town located on the left bank of Minho River, approximately 25 km from the Atlantic Ocean. The municipality is limited to the north with Minho River establishing the border with Spain, to south-southeast with the municipality of Paredes de Coura, to southwest with Vila Nova de Cerveira and to the east with Monção. Linked to the wall rises the new quarter, where buildings such as social facilities, schools, the stadium and sports centre, the health care centre, the municipal market and the municipal swimming pools are located. Concerning cuisine, Valença offers genuine delicacies such as Lampreia à Minhota (lamprey), Cabrito à Sanfins (kid), Bacalhau à São Teotónio (dried codfish) and Empanada (meat or fish pie).

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Pontevedra
Pontevedra
Stop time: 1h

"Pontevedra gives water to travellers" is a Galician proverb that perfectly expresses the essence of this city: its hospitality.
This welcoming… Read full description >>

"Pontevedra gives water to travellers" is a Galician proverb that perfectly expresses the essence of this city: its hospitality.
This welcoming tradition is reflected in the Pilgrim Virgin, emblem of The Portuguese way to Santiago. To honour her, a unique church was built, which has become a national monument, and whose floor is in the shape of a scallop shell!


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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Santiago de Compostela
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