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[an error occurred while processing this directive] There's an old saying in Portugal: "Porto works, Lisbon plays and Braga prays." The largest city in the northwest Minho province, Braga is the religious center of the country, with more than 300 churches in and around the city — about one for every 600 people. One must-see church is the Sé cathedral; a 12th century masterpiece that started out as Romanesque but was added to by every Bishop of Braga, making it a living architectural lesson, with Gothic arches alongside Baroque windows. Don't miss the cathedral's museum, which contains everything from a Hispano-Arab casket in silver from the...

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