Portugal: Braga – Braga Cathedral

Braga Cathedral was founded in 1070 and built and expanded and modified many times over the centuries, resulting in rather weird and disorganized shape with many cloisters and buildings and halls, and various small areas – it’s a smorgasbord of styles: a Romanesque foundation, a mostly Baroque structure, and Gothic towers. Several royal tombs are inside, including those of the parents and the first-born son of the first King of Portugal. This is still the seat of the Archbishop of Portugal and the religious heart of the country. The cathedral’s interior is dark and lavish and very richly decorated.