St Paul's Church

Braga, Portugal

The Saint Paul Church in Portuguese, Igreja de São Paulo is a Portuguese 16th-century church in Braga, Portugal, dedicated to Saint Paul the Apostle of Jesus.

The church was built by the Jesuits, in the time of the Archbishop Bartholomew of Braga, with a pure simple facade which is in contrast to its luxurious baroque interior with a magnificent wood carving work in the altars.

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Founded: 16th century
Category: Religious sites in Portugal

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Alvaro Teixeira (8 months ago)
The String Ensemble played Vivaldi, C.P.E Bach and Bela Bartok
El Mehdi (13 months ago)
Marvelous.
Alexandrina Pereira (2 years ago)
Igreja com beleza e muito bonita e sobre tudo onde sentimos fé. ??
Julian Worker (5 years ago)
Interesting place in Braga with a very good statue outside of an archbishop.
Kezia Victoria (5 years ago)
Lovely, wasn't able to go inside but still enjoyed the visit.
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