Braga is a city of enormous beauty and rich heritage, combining tradition with innovation, memory with youth, creativity with conservatism.
With over 2000 years of rich history, it has one of the oldest Sacro-Montes in all of Europe and a flagship of the Minhota region, the Bom Jesus. Braga is home to the oldest Cathedral in Portugal and the Benedictine Mother House, the Tibães Monastery.
Braga presents places that, due to their intrinsic devotion and beauty, impose themselves as landmarks of mandatory reference and visit. Sameiro Sanctuary, Bom Jesus and Falperra, based on an appealing religious base, are surrounded by ecstatic green spaces and paradisiacal landscapes.
The Roman legacy is another of Braga’s attractive factors, often nicknamed ‘Portuguese Rome’, the result of its origin in the Roman city of Bracara Augusta. Known for its distinguished churches, splendid 18th-century houses, gardens, parks and leisure facilities. Braga’s long history is visible in all the splendor of its monuments, museums, and churches.
Visiting Braga is a journey through time within modernity. An ancient city of traditional religiosity – always imposing in its richness and majesty – lives hand in hand with entrepreneurship and youthful spirit in such vital areas as culture, commerce, gastronomy, industry, and services.
Enjoy Braga! From here set off to discover Gerês, Northern Portugal and Galicia, but come back … Come back because here is close to everything.