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Braga Braga (population 160,000) has an historic center with many 18th century houses covered in colorful decorative tile. It was settled in Roman times and in the 12th century was the country's religious capital. Many religious festivals are still held here. An elegant cafe, Cafe Brasileira, is in the city center. Location: Portugal - Minho - Braga Website: Portugal Tourism - Visit Portugal The famous church Bom Jesus do Monte, built in the late 18th century, sits on a hillside above...
 
The Martins Sarmento Museum (Museu Martins Sarmento) contains Celtic and Roman archaeological items found in local Iron Age settlements, including Citânia de Briteiros. This is a very interesting collection and is nicely displayed in a former convent in the center of Guimarães. Location: Portugal - Minho - Guimarães Hours: Open Tuesday to Saturday. Guided Tours of the Exhibits: Our group of three was assigned a Portuguese speaking guide. He spoke some English and our group spoke some...
 
Citânia de Briteiros was an Iron Age settlement first inhabited more than 2000 years ago. The settlement was protected by four ramparts, enclosing neighborhoods, public areas, livestock areas, paved roads, and two bath structures. The archaeological site has a total area of 24 hectares, and seven hectares of uncovered ruins are open to the public. Location: Portugal - Minho - São Salvador de Briteiros Located in northern Portugal, the Minho region, north of Guimarães. Take #101 north to...
 
Conimbriga, Portugal's best preserved Roman Ruins. Location: Conimbriga is located approximately 15 Kms south of Coimbra at 40o05'54.32''N 8o29'25.90''W. It is in the municipality of Condeixa-a-Nova. If one is interested in Roman ruins then a stop at Conimbriga is a must. On a road trip between Porto and Lisbon it is only a short detour off the A1. The modest museum exhibits artifacts unearthed at the site and tells the story of life in a Roman colonial city. The site itself was...
 
Tomar, a small town in Central Portugal that hosts 2 remarkable festivals and a Templar building. Location: Tomar is located about 150 kms north of Lisbon; 30 kms south east of Fatima at 39o36'13.21''N 8o25'03.08''W. In an otherwise unremarkable country town, there is a remarkable massive fortified convent/monastery the Convento do Cristo. Each Spring (usually in April) the town hosts the Templar Tuna Festival. University musical societies compete serenading their “loved” ones. Free...

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