The Bom Jesus Church was designed by the architect Carlos Amarante under the order of the Archbishop D. Gaspar de Bragança to replace the primitive church ordered by D. Rodrigo de Moura Teles, that was in ruins. The construction started on June 1st , 1784 and was completed in 1811.
It is one of the first neoclassical buildings in Portugal and the façade is sided by two towers and ends with a triangular front.
The Sameiro Shrine, began its construction around the 19th century and it’s the largest centre of Marian devotion in Portugal, after Fátima.
The construction of the Temple was completed in the 20th century. From its interior we point out the high altar in white polish granite as well as the silver sacrarium. In front of the temple rises a wide majestic polished, which ends in two pillars, topped by the Virgin and the Heart of Jesus.
Sé de Braga
The Sé Cathedral is considered the centre of Episcopalian diffusion and one of the most important temples of the Portuguese Roman style. Its history goes back to the work of the first bishop, D. Pedro of Braga, corresponding to the restoration of the Episcopalian See in 1070, of which there are no traces.
In this cathedral, you will find the tombs of Henrique of Borgonha and his wife, Teresa of Leão, the Counts of the CondadoPortucalense (first Portuguese County) and parents of king D. AfonsoHenriques.
TheatroCirco is managed by the company TeatroCirco de Braga, S.A., municipal company 100% hold by Braga County.
With almost a hundred years of existence, the building has been recently a target of a profound work of restoration and spatial restructuring that has modernized it keeping the original criteria and has endowed it with one of the most modern technical equipment of Europe.
TheatroCirco is today a reference in the artistic world, not only by the fact that it possesses one of the most charismatic show rooms of the country but because the choice of its programming obeys to a quality criteria and eclecticism, reflecting the strategic goals that were proposed by the majority shareholder for this magnificent Space.