It stands as a testament to the religious and cultural history of this beautiful country. The cathedral was built in 1070 by Bishop Pedro Pitões and has been an important part of Portuguese history ever since.
The exterior architecture of the building is impressive with its Romanesque style featuring two towers on either side topped with Baroque domes that were added later in 1646-47. Inside there are some remarkable features such as marble columns, stained-glass windows and intricately carved wooden doors that open up into a large nave filled with statues and frescoes from various eras throughout its long history.
The most famous feature within the cathedral is known as “the Golden Chapel” which houses relics from Saint Peter’s life including his tombstone which dates back to 1130 AD. The chapel also contains many other artifacts, such as an ancient altar cloth believed to have belonged to Pope John Paul II during his visit here in 1982 for World Youth Day celebrations. There are also several tombs belonging to bishops who served at this church over time; these include those of Archbishop Diogo da Silveira (1513–1520) and Bishop João de Melo (1606–1635).
Aside from being a place of worship, Braga Cathedral has become an important landmark within the city due to its rich heritage and beauty that attracts visitors from all around the world each year. Its significance extends beyond just religion too – it serves as a reminder for people about Portugal’s past struggles but also how far they have come today thanks to their courage and resilience throughout those times when faith was tested through difficult times like wars or famine etcetera.