WELCOME TO BRAGA, PORTUGAL
Braga is a city in the north of Portugal, northeast of Porto (About 30 min from Porto airpot). To the east, Bom Jesus do Monte complex has a neoclassical church atop an elaborate 17-flight stairway perfect for excursions and to get some great photo memories. In the city center, medieval Braga Cathedral is home to a sacred art museum and the Gothic-style Kings’ Chapel. Nearby, the imposing Archbishop’s Palace overlooks Santa Barbara Garden. Braga is an an old city founded by the Roman emperor Augustus and was originally known as Augustus Bracara
Major sights of Braga
• The Bom Jesus church and baroque staircase
• Bracara ancient Roman area
• The ancient Se Cathedral
• Palacio dos Biscainhos and gardens
• The Igreja de Santa Cruz and Largo de Santa Cruz plaza
• The imposing Convento do Pópulo
Braga maybe the religious centre of Portugal, but the city offers more sights than just endless ancient churches. The historic centre is fully pedestrianized and comprises of charming plazas, busy shopping streets, and pretty formal gardens.
The city gardens, including the, Jardim da Avenida Central and the Jardim de Santa Bárbara, while each of the main plazas (Largo de Santa Cruz, Largo São João do Souto and the Praça Conde de Agrolongo) has its own unique style and character. Braga is a labyrinth of narrow streets, each one concealing historic sights, unique monuments or traditional family-run businesses. Braga is a destination to explore on foot and simply get lost in.