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Braga: Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour

1. Braga: Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour

Get to know Braga at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the “Santa Barbara Garden”, “Porta Nova Arch”, “Braga Cathedral” and many more! After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “Praça da República" and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the “Santa Cruz Church". The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Braga & Guimarães: Premium Day Tour

2. Braga & Guimarães: Premium Day Tour

Your premium day tour of Braga and Guimarães begins with a pickup in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle by your certified guide. You will be led through the streets of Braga, to the busy commercial street of Souto. Along the way, you'll have the chance to gaze at the city's exquisite Baroque facades as well as its beautiful gardens, including the Santa Bárbara Garden. Visit Braga's cathedral, the Sanctuary of Sameiro, and the UNESCO Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte, a Baroque masterpiece and a famous pilgrimage site. Afterward, pause and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.  Visit the medieval city of Guimarães where your friendly guide will lead you through the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança. Listen as they recount historical events from Portugal's past, including the history of the country's independence. Continue the tour by discovering the medieval streets and churches of the city. Before finishing the tour, you will also have time to explore the traditional commercial area of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed city.

Small-Group Braga Half-Day Tour with Bom Jesus

3. Small-Group Braga Half-Day Tour with Bom Jesus

The meeting point is near the “Arco da Porta Nova” - 09h00 a.m. Which also marks the memory of one of the entrances in the old medieval wall. Visit the Cathedral of Braga (the ticket is included). According to tradition, the Braga diocese was established in the third century, but history only confirms 900 years. Leaving the cathedral, go to see Igreja da Misericórdia. Then, stop by the Garden of Saint Barbara (Jardins de Santa Bárbara), Avenida Central, Arcada, Avenida da Liberdade, and Braga Market (It is open from Monday to Saturday). Finally, the private transfer to the marvelous Sanctuary of Bom Jesus. Local magnificent, combining the work of Nature and Man. The Bom Jesus do Monte Shrine is located on top of Mount Espinho, surrounded by a splendid forest. It was declared a World Heritage by UNESCO on July 07, 2019. It’s time to climb to Bom Jesus de Braga in the world's oldest elevator (funicular), moved by water. It was inaugurated on March 25th, 1882, and it’s a masterpiece of Portuguese engineering. Once at the top, we can admire the Baroque-style sanctuary “Bom Jesus” and contemplate the valley below Braga's old city. Our descent will be made on foot. You'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the city and its picturesque surroundings. We will finish the tour at the meeting point.

Small-Group Braga Food Tour With A Local Guide

4. Small-Group Braga Food Tour With A Local Guide

Food plays an important role in day-to-day life in Braga, and the city is renowned for its many snack bars, pastry shops, and restaurants. If you enjoy your food, there are a few better places to visit in the country. - Meeting local people. Learn about the lifestyle of Braga locals. - Small-group tour of 2–10 people. - Three hours of a culinary walking tour of the vibrant Portuguese city. Wine and Tapas Tour Itinerary STOP 1 Portuguese cheese from 3 different regions. STOP 2 Bifana (the Portuguese sandwich based on pork meat) and Gizzard with tomato and spices (Moela is the hind part of the stomach). STOP 3 Bolinho de bacalhau (codfish cake), patanisca de Bacalhau (It is a typical Portuguese dish. It is made by frying shredded codfish in wheat flour, onion, egg, salt, sparkling water, parsley, and pepper). STOP 4 3 Chocolate Tasting. STOP 5 Tíbias (Portuguese éclairs with custard).

Santa Barbara Garden: Our most recommended tours and activities

Braga: Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour

Braga: Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour

Get to know Braga at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the “Santa Barbara Garden”, “Porta Nova Arch”, “Braga Cathedral” and many more! After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “Praça da República" and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the “Santa Cruz Church". The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Braga & Guimarães: Premium Day Tour

Braga & Guimarães: Premium Day Tour

Your premium day tour of Braga and Guimarães begins with a pickup in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle by your certified guide. You will be led through the streets of Braga, to the busy commercial street of Souto. Along the way, you'll have the chance to gaze at the city's exquisite Baroque facades as well as its beautiful gardens, including the Santa Bárbara Garden. Visit Braga's cathedral, the Sanctuary of Sameiro, and the UNESCO Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte, a Baroque masterpiece and a famous pilgrimage site. Afterward, pause and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.  Visit the medieval city of Guimarães where your friendly guide will lead you through the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança. Listen as they recount historical events from Portugal's past, including the history of the country's independence. Continue the tour by discovering the medieval streets and churches of the city. Before finishing the tour, you will also have time to explore the traditional commercial area of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed city.

Small-Group Braga Half-Day Tour with Bom Jesus

Small-Group Braga Half-Day Tour with Bom Jesus

The meeting point is near the “Arco da Porta Nova” - 09h00 a.m. Which also marks the memory of one of the entrances in the old medieval wall. Visit the Cathedral of Braga (the ticket is included). According to tradition, the Braga diocese was established in the third century, but history only confirms 900 years. Leaving the cathedral, go to see Igreja da Misericórdia. Then, stop by the Garden of Saint Barbara (Jardins de Santa Bárbara), Avenida Central, Arcada, Avenida da Liberdade, and Braga Market (It is open from Monday to Saturday). Finally, the private transfer to the marvelous Sanctuary of Bom Jesus. Local magnificent, combining the work of Nature and Man. The Bom Jesus do Monte Shrine is located on top of Mount Espinho, surrounded by a splendid forest. It was declared a World Heritage by UNESCO on July 07, 2019. It’s time to climb to Bom Jesus de Braga in the world's oldest elevator (funicular), moved by water. It was inaugurated on March 25th, 1882, and it’s a masterpiece of Portuguese engineering. Once at the top, we can admire the Baroque-style sanctuary “Bom Jesus” and contemplate the valley below Braga's old city. Our descent will be made on foot. You'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the city and its picturesque surroundings. We will finish the tour at the meeting point.

Small-Group Braga Food Tour With A Local Guide

Small-Group Braga Food Tour With A Local Guide

Food plays an important role in day-to-day life in Braga, and the city is renowned for its many snack bars, pastry shops, and restaurants. If you enjoy your food, there are a few better places to visit in the country. - Meeting local people. Learn about the lifestyle of Braga locals. - Small-group tour of 2–10 people. - Three hours of a culinary walking tour of the vibrant Portuguese city. Wine and Tapas Tour Itinerary STOP 1 Portuguese cheese from 3 different regions. STOP 2 Bifana (the Portuguese sandwich based on pork meat) and Gizzard with tomato and spices (Moela is the hind part of the stomach). STOP 3 Bolinho de bacalhau (codfish cake), patanisca de Bacalhau (It is a typical Portuguese dish. It is made by frying shredded codfish in wheat flour, onion, egg, salt, sparkling water, parsley, and pepper). STOP 4 3 Chocolate Tasting. STOP 5 Tíbias (Portuguese éclairs with custard).

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What people are saying about Santa Barbara Garden

Overall rating

4.9
(11 reviews)

I recently used Exploril in Braga, and it was an incredible experience. The app was user-friendly and easy to navigate, and the tour itself was well-designed and informative. I loved being able to explore at my own pace and learn about the history and culture of the area. I highly recommend this app to anyone looking for a unique and educational travel experience.

the our was excellent. Chris was amazing, she never made things feel rushed and had great insights into everything we saw. The trio up to Bom Jesus is easy and well worth doing, the park and gardens are gorgeous. This is a great tour to do on your first day in Braga.

I loved this city tour. It's fun, helps us learn a little about different parts of the city and allows us to wander around at our leisure. I'm going to try it in other cities because I'm a real fan.

It was so worth it!! We didn't have time to plan this trip and this app saved us. We walked around and learned a lot of cool things about Braga. Let's play again in Lisbon!

Great app and an awesome trail. We didn‘t know much about Braga before!