Braga

Braga has two sides: an ancient one and focused on a devout past and the other, more recent, focused on a young and dynamic future. It is known as the “youngest city in Portugal” thanks to the renewed and progress-oriented energy that the Minho University has brought. But to get to know the city it is necessary to go back many centuries. Often called the City of Archbishops or Portuguese Rome, it was founded around 16 BC under the name of Bracara Augusta, in honor of the Roman Emperor Augustus. The city has a vast cultural heritage that starts in the city center and extends beyond. Don't miss the three "Sacromontes" of the Braga mountain range: the Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary — UNESCO World Heritage Site —, the Sameiro Sanctuary and the Falperra Sanctuary.

What to do in Braga

Travel Guide

Up to date tourist information about the city's top attractions

Pedagogical Farms to Liven up the Children's Holidays

With a quack quack here, an oink oink there, here a baa, there a baa, everywhere a cluck cluck, pedagogical farms will …

Where to eat in Braga

Where to sleep in Braga

Villa Garden Braga
Villa Garden Braga

4 star

Eis uma verdadeira surpresa, este palacete do século XIX magistralmente recuperado quase no centro da cidade dos arcebispos. O hotel Villa Garden Braga tem 26 …

Hotel do Parque
Hotel do Parque

4 star

Entirely rebuilt from the original structure of a 19th-century building stands in the Centre of beautiful and romantic gardens. Here it is easy to practice the…

Near Braga

Fafe

Fafe


The municipality of Fafe, located at baixo Minho region, still preserves some rurality marks. In fact, this territory has marks of a rural aristocrac…

Póvoa de Lanhoso

Póvoa de Lanhoso


Located in the heart of Minho and in a region with designation of origin of the vinho Verde, halfway between Braga and Peneda-Gerês National Park, th…

Amares

Amares


Amares is one of the 14 municipalities of Braga's district. Composed of 24 parishes, its landscape is markedly rural, being characterized by the pass…

Celorico de Basto

Celorico de Basto


The municipality of Celorico de Basto, in Braga's district, is located in a mountainous region, under the influence of Alvão, Cabreira and Marão serr…