2011-08-08

Sameiro's Sanctuary in Braga - Portugal

The Sameiro's Sanctuary is located on the top of a mount. From there you get a great view to the city and it's sorrounded area.

This hilltop sanctuary, situated 6.4 kms east of Braga, is second only to Fatima as a Portuguese Marian shrine. Built to honour the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, work commenced on the neoclassic domed church in 1863. At 566 metres above sea level, the church commands a panoramic view of the Minho. Inside there is a fine white polished granite high altar, a silver tabernacle and an 1880 statue of the patron by Eugénio Maccagnani. At the top of the imposing entrance staircase there are two pillars supporting statues of the Virgin and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. " In: A Portugal Atracction




both of them unused
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