Hotel do Parque Braga, Minho Portugal

GPS Coordinates: Latitude 41º 33' 19'' N Longitude 8º 22' 35'' W

The Hotel do Parque is located in Braga, a fabulous city set within the northern Minho region. Considered to be the country’s main ecclesiastical centre, as well as one of the oldest Christian cities in the world, Braga is filled with a number of fascinating monuments and sites that are sure to grab your attention. Set at the top of the Bom Jesus Natural Park, the Hotel do Parque is certainly privileged in location. Surrounded by the nature involving aura of the green gardens, baroque and Romanesque architecture and an intense sensation of purity, you will definitely be impressed by this hotel’s location.

Whether or not you are a person of faith, the Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary is one of the main attractions in the city due to its architecture and embracing spiritual presence. Being a desired pilgrimage location by tourists all over, the sanctuary has become one of Braga’s greatest historical, artistic and religious symbols since the 14th century. Its iconic stairway and fountains associated to the Condemnation of Jesus are just some of the main elements that contribute to its strong individuality.

For guests staying at the Hotel do Parque, getting to the city centre will be an easy task.
Just near this hilltop hotel and the sanctuary, you may ride the renowned Bom Jesus Elevator, the first water powered funicular to have been built in the Iberian Peninsula, taking you a short ride to reach the centre. While in the centre, you will find the town’s main square, the Praça da República, as well as the famous Rua Diogo de Sousa. This street is known for its commerce and numerous shops filled with religious artefacts to sell.

A number of bars, restaurants and cafés won’t be hard to find either. Both the Astoria Café and the Viana Café are very popular spots set in the main square and are great places to lounge at any time of day.

It is needless to stay that this city is filled with a variety of monuments, sites and churches such as the famous Biscainhos Palace, its museum and garden, as well as the Sé de Braga Cathedral and its highly respected Sacred Arts museum. The Idolo fountain left by the Romans, the Tibaes Monastery, the Porta Nova Arch, (arch that leads you into the city) and so much more prove that Braga is a magnificent open museum to be admired.

All of Braga’s urban transportation may be easily accessed once in the city’s centre. The closest airport to the Hotel do Parque is the Francisco Sá Carneiro airport in Porto.


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