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Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira

Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira Tours and Activities

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With its stone-brick façade and crenelated clock tower looming over the lively plaza of Largo da Oliveira, the Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira appears more like a castle than a church. Inside, the church is notable for its ornate 18th-century altarpiece, the striking silver altar of the Capela do Santíssimo Sacramento and the exquisite neo classical choir stalls, but it’s biggest claim to fame is its unique history.

Founded in the 10th century, the church takes its name, which means ‘Church of Our Lady of the Olive Branch’ from an ancient legend in which Wamba, the elected King of the Visigoths, refused to accept his royal title. Angry, he threw an olive branch to the ground and declared that he would accept the crown only if the stick began to sprout. Naturally, an olive tree bloomed and today the Padrão do Salado monument, located just in front of the church, marks the spot - a grand Gothic arch, sheltering a lone cross.

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Braga and Guimarães Full Day Private Tour from Porto

Braga and Guimarães Full Day Private Tour from Porto

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Tour the 2,000-year-old city of Braga and the UNESCO-listed city of Guimaraes with a private guide on this trip from Porto. Make the most of sightseeing on a tour that includes hotel pickup and drop-off and in-depth commentary about the history of each site.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Braga and Guimarães Tour with Lunch from Porto
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Braga and Guimarães Tour with Lunch from Porto

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Discover the natural beauty and cultural splendor of North Portugal on a full-day tour to emblematic cities, Braga and Guimarães, from Porto. Alongside an expert guide, visit the medieval church and grand Sé Cathedral in Braga before absorbing panoramic vistas from a hilltop perch. Revitalize with a traditional Portuguese lunch and then continue to Guimarães, a historic town famed for its Romanesque Church of St Miguel. Embark on a guided walking tour of the charming historical center and then visit a local market to sample sweet Portuguese specialties beofre returning to Porto.
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  • 8 hours
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Guimarães Half Day Tour from Porto
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Guimarães Half Day Tour from Porto

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Explore the city of Guimarães on a half-day tour from Porto. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed city is home to important historic sites including the 10th–century Guimarães Castle and the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza. Hear the story of the Padrão do Salado monument that stands outside the Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira church. Explore the historic town center as your guide shares informative commentary about the city’s history and importance to Portugal. Choose a morning or afternoon tour that includes admission to Guimarães Castle.
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  • 4 hours
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Braga and Guimarães Full Day Tour from Porto in Shuttle

Braga and Guimarães Full Day Tour from Porto in Shuttle

Get a better understanding of the history of Portugal on this guided tour from Porto to Guimarães, the nation's birthplace where the center is a designated UNESCO World Heritage SIte, and Braga, a city founded by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago. While exploring the cities' historic churches, monuments, and medieval buildings, hear insights into each and lesser-known stories from your guide.
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  • 8 hours
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Braga and Guimarães Private Tour

Braga and Guimarães Private Tour

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The North of Portugal is green, but it is also history, tradition and modernity. Minho is the river that borders the north of the country, but also the land of a wine that only has a green name and that remains in the memory of those who drink it. To discover this region is to get involved in Guimarães - a World Heritage city since 2001 - with its symbolic castle and cradle of Portugal, it is to walk its streets and feel the history. It is visiting Braga with its Cathedral, feeling that the Romans also passed through there and being part of a modern city. It means going up to the Church of Bom Jesus and allowing yourself to be spiritually involved in its chapels and gardens. Minho is to feel the landscape, the history, the culture, the tradition and the Portuguese being.
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  • 8 hours
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Braga and Guimarães Full Day Private Tour from Porto

Braga and Guimarães Full Day Private Tour from Porto

In this tour we take you to make a cultural journey through two of the most beautiful cities in the country. In order to know the history of Portugal we have to go to its roots and that means to go head north of Porto to Guimarães, the nation's birthplace, and Braga, a city founded by the Romans more than 2,000 years.
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What are Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira hours of operation?
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Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira hours of operation: Open Tues-Sat 8:30am-12pm & 3:30-7:30pm, Sun 9am-1pm & 5-8pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira costs USD 57.84. Guided Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira tours start around USD 57.84 per person.
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