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Combined Ticket Braga-Guimarães

Combined Ticket Braga-Guimarães
São Martinho de Tibães Monastery


Open: Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m-6 p.m

Closed: Monday; 1st January; Easter Sunday; Labour Day (1st May); 25th December; 24th June (municipal holiday)

Alberto Sampaio Museum


Open: Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m- 6 p.m

Closed: Monday; 1st January; Easter Sunday; 1st May; 25th December; 24th June (municipal holiday)

Duke of Bragança Palace


Open: Monday to Sunday 10 a.m-6 p.m (last entry at 5.30 p.m)

Closed: 1st January, Easter Sunday, 1st May, 25th December and 24th June (municipal holiday)

Select your ticket(s)
Senior +65 5.00€
Subject to the presentation of a valid proof of entitlement.
General Admission 10.00€
Youth Card 5.00€
Subject to the presentation of a valid proof of entitlement.
Children 12 and under 0.00€
Can only be purchased with a paid ticket. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Student 5.00€
Subject to the presentation of a valid proof of entitlement.
Combined Tickets are valid for one year from the selected date.
Please note that on Sundays and public holidays, in the morning, access is free for citizens residing in Portugal (FAQ 7).
No refunds are allowed.
Please check if you belong to a group entitled to free access (FAQ 3/4/5).
Guided visits.
Pelase, contact our cultural equipments.
Total: 0.00€
São Martinho de Tibães Monastery
Rua do Mosteiro nº 59
4700-565 Mire de Tibães - Braga  
Alberto Sampaio Museum
Rua de Alfredo Guimarães
4800-407  Guimarães  
Duke of Bragança Palace
Rua Conde D Henrique
4800-412 Guimarães  


São Martinho de Tibaães Monastery

Founded at the end of the 11th century, the São Martinho de Tibães Benedictine Monastery was granted a Charter in 1110 by Count D. Henrique and Count D. Teresa, the parents of D. Afonso Henriques, who would become the first king of Portugal.

Silence, obedience, poverty, prayer and work were part of the Benedictine Order followed by the monks. The Monastery grew in privileges and power until the 14th century and was chosen after the Council of Trent, in 1567, to be the house of Congregation of São Bento dos Reinos de Portugal.

It reached its maximum splendour in the 17th and 18th centuries, when it was transformed into one of the largest monastic collections of Portuguese Baroque.

The São Martinho de Tibães Monastery, consisting of the church, convent wings and the outer space enclosed by the cloistered enclosure, closed in 1834, the date that marked the extinction of Religious Orders in Portugal. With practically all the property and the building sold in public auction, in 1986 the Portuguese State began its study and restoration.

Today it is possible to see and feel the spaces and their history, in a “Monument-Museum" and in a Historical Garden that extends over some 40 hectares, right up to the fence. In this space, the Benedictine monks sought subsistence, but also a place for meditation, leisure and experimentation.

Come discover and enjoy this incredible space. We look forward to your visit!



Duke of Bragança Palace

Built between 1420 and 1433 by order of the eighth Count of Barcelos, Dom Afonso, illegitimate son of King Dom João I, the Palace was the residence of the Dukes of Bragança during the 15th century, a title granted by his brother Dom Pedro, giving rise to one of the richest and most powerful manor houses on the Iberian Peninsula, the House of Bragança.

Despite being the residence of Dukes in the 15th century, it was subsequently abandoned and consequently ruined in the following centuries and was adapted to military barracks in the 19th century during the French invasions.

It was in the following century, between 1937 and 1959, that the Duke of Bragança Palace underwent a complex and extensive renovation, based on a project by the architect Rogério de Azevedo.

At the same time, the current collection was acquired, consisting of art pieces dating mainly from the 17th and 18th centuries, with special emphasis on tapestries, furniture, ceramics, paintings and armaments.

The Duke of Bragança Palace opened to the public on 25th June 1959, the year in which it also became the official residence of the President of the Republic in the north of the country.

Let yourself be taken by the grandeur and beauty of this space and don't forget to visit the São Miguel Church and the Guimarães Castle, all located on the Monte Latito, a gardened space of about 39 thousand square metres that serves as a leisure area for strolling between these three National Monuments.

We look forward to your visit!



Guimarães Castle

A symbol of Portugal’s origins and of King Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal, Guimarães Castle is one of the most emblematic monuments of Portuguese medieval imagery.

Its original construction dates back to the time of Mumadona Dias, who had it built in the middle of the 10th century to defend the monastery of Santa Maria de Guimarães from Moorish and Norman attacks.

Subject to various alterations over the centuries, the Castle of Guimarães has kept little of its original layout. In the 16th century, it was used as a jail, and in the following century it was also used as a royal hayloft and a quarry.

It was only in the first half of the 20th century that it was subjected to renovation, in a campaign led by the General Directorate of National Buildings and Monuments, which gave it the appearance it has today.

Open to the public since June 1940, on the occasion of the Commemorations of the VIII Centenary of the Foundation of Nationhood, Guimarães Castle, classified as a National Monument since 1910, is today one of the most visited monuments in the North.

Come find out why yourself. See you soon!