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Braga and André Soares - Discover Braga through the Rococo and Baroque artistry of André Soares

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Thomas
Registered on May 26, 2022

Originally a translator by trade, my passion for history and culture made me decide to widen my skills and become a tour guide. I am passionate about Asturias, about its history, people and traditions and I now want to show people from around the world my little piece of the “natural paradise” that is Asturias.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

In this visit of Braga, you will be able to discover this beautiful city through the work of one of the most important architects of the XVIII century in Braga, André Ribeiro Soares da Silva. Discover the history behind this self-taught architect and the buildings he created, some of the most important rococo and late baroque buildings of the Iberian Peninsula. At the same time, you will discover things about the history of the city, the role that Brazil and the colonies had on its development, as well as the importance that the church had in this city dominated by the archbishops that turned it into the “second court” of Portugal.

In this tour we will visit various points and buildings of interest, which are related to André Soares or that allow us to gain a better insight into the historical and social context of the time. It is a visit centred around this less-well-known architect and his style, the rococo/late baroque, that also allows us to get to know this beautiful baroque, religious and ancient city.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Praça do Município, 4700-435 Braga, P...
    Praça do Município, 4700-435 Braga, Portugal
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    You will find me by the fountain (fonte do pelicano) carrying a black backpack.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaza del Municipio
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Rua do Souto
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Arco de la Porta Nova
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Sé de Braga
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Largo de São Paulo
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Largo Carlos Amarante
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Casa do Raio
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Plaza de la República
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Basílica dos Congregados
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Casa Rolão
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Largo Senhora a Branca

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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María 12 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Muy contentos con thomas muy profesional y muy agradable .
Carlos 03 May 2024

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Travelled in family - May 2024
Thomas está muy preparado, dispone de mucha información que acompaña con fotos que muestra al grupo, se nota que le gusta lo que hace y que entiende de ello.
Adam 02 May 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
We had such a great walk with Thomas who told us all about the work and importance of André Soares in Braga. He also pointed out interesting features of Braga and really helped us to understand the place that the city holds in Portugal's history. Thomas has a a very relaxed style and we wandered through the streets like old friends rather than following around like a tour group. 100% recommended!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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