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Marian shrine in the small town of Braga in Portugal. Sameiro Sanctuary is a pilgrimage site, located on the Monte Sameiro hill, which is visited by tourists from all over the world every year, following the path of Marian cult. The sanctuary became particularly popular after the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1982.
The church was built in the nineteenth century in the classical style. The initiator of its creation was the Portuguese priest Martinho António Pereira da Silva. In front of the building there are two pillars, which are a characteristic element of Sameiro Sanctuary - on their tops we will see statues of the Virgin Mary and Jesus. In the middle of the church, however, we should pay special attention to the silver tabernacle and the image of Mary made in Rome by the sculptor Eugeniusz Maccagnani and brought back to the sanctuary in 1880.