Santuário do Sameiro

the sameiro sanctuary is located in braga, its construction started july the 14thin 1863. in portugal it is the center with the most devotees to mary, right after fátima.

the temple, finished in the 20th century, distinguishes itself with its main altar in polished white granite and its silver tabernacle. in front of the temple rises a majestic and vast stairway, at which end two high pillars are topped one with the virgin mary and the other with the sacred heart of jesus. 41º 32’ 30’’ north |  08º 22’ 10’’ west