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Explore Historic Attractions

Explore Historic Attractions

As Portugal’s oldest city and its third largest, Braga is full to the seams with historic attractions. The ancient architecture, ecclesiastical traditions and historical monuments render the city almost a living museum to the country’s rich cultural heritage. Deciding which attractions to visit is not always easy when there are so many to choose [...]

Braga Events and Festivals

Braga Events and Festivals

Braga’s long heritage and diverse cultural background has led to a wide variety of events and festivals that now hold their place in the city’s annual calendar. Whether you are in search of religious festivals, fine arts showcases, theatre, music or simple traditions that are represented all over Portugal, Braga has plenty to offer its visitors from January to December. [...]

Nightlife in Braga

Nightlife in Braga

Braga is a melting pot of ages, cultures and nationalities, with a large permanent population, many students and thousands of visitors passing through its ancient streets every year. There is much to do here and nightlife in Braga is as varied and diverse as the people that pass through its streets by day. [...]

Shopping in Braga

Shopping in Braga

Facilities for shopping in Braga are excellent, whether you are in search of artisan specialities or high-street names. The entire city is a veritable treasure trove of market stalls, independent artisan shops, small and large fashion labels and several malls of varying size, which cater for every requirement. Braga is well-known all over Portugal [...]

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Best Hotels and Accommodation

Basic Braga by Axis Hotel

Basic Braga by Axis Hotel

The Hotel Basic Braga by Axis is a low-cost, modern hotel located just a 10-minute walk from the centre of the historic city of Braga and right next to the train station with its easy connections to cities across Portugal. It offers excellent value for money and makes the ideal choice for those looking for affordable accommodation in a clean, modern building. [...]

Dona Sofia Hotel

Dona Sofia Hotel

Traditional and modern meet and merge to perfection at the Dona Sofia Hotel in Braga, Portugal. Set inside a large period building in the heart of Portugal’s oldest city, the Dona Sofia Hotel offers guests a beguiling mix of present-day comforts and old-world history. The hotel is conveniently positioned close to all the city’s attractions, from Roman [...]

Albergaria da Se

Albergaria da Se

If you are looking for a traditional hotel that is well positioned in the heart of the historic city of Braga, Portugal, the Albergaria da Se makes for an excellent choice. This three-star hotel offers good value accommodation in clean rooms, just a stone’s throw away from the famous Cathedral. The hotel offers a total of twelve comfortably furnished rooms [...]

Melia Braga Hotel & Spa

Melia Braga Hotel & Spa

The Melia Braga Hotel & Spa is a recent addition to Braga’s accommodation options and is proving popular both with tourists and business visitors alike. Its modern building makes for an unexpected sight amongst the traditional architecture of Portugal’s oldest city, but the broad, glass panelled exterior sets off this five-star establishment [...]

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Recommended Restaurants

De Bouro Restaurant

De Bouro Restaurant

The Minho region is famed for its culinary tradition and Braga is bursting with restaurants showcasing some of the very best Minho dishes. De Bouro Restaurant is located in the heart of Braga’s historic centre and specialises in serving regional specialities from the local area and further afield, from the far corners of Portugal. [...]

Cozinha da Se

Cozinha da Se

Set on a cobbled street in the heart of the old town of Braga, Portugal, is the popular Cozinha da Se Restaurant. As its name would suggest, the Cozinha da Se Restaurant is located close to the Cathedral (or Se Cathedral), one of the primary buildings of interest for any visitor to Braga. Many of the other major sights are located just a short walk away, and this restaurant [...]

Brac Restaurant

Brac Restaurant

The Brac Restaurant is a real destination for diners in Braga, Portugal. Located adjacent to some of the oldest ruins in the city, it brings together the ancient and the contemporary to superb effect. It is generally accepted to be one of the smartest restaurants in the city, offering food of exceptional quality in one of the most unique [...]

Arcoense Restaurant

Arcoense Restaurant

Situated on the fringes of central Braga is a small and friendly restaurant with a big reputation. The Restaurant Arcoense serves traditional specialities from the north of Portugal, albeit in many instances with an unusual modern twist. The varied menu, competitive pricing and high quality cuisine keep locals and visitors returning time and again to sample [...]

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Best Attractions

Bom Jesus do Monte

Bom Jesus do Monte

The imposing Bom Jesus do Monte (Good Jesus of the Mount) sits just outside the city of Braga, Portugal. Perched high on a hillside in Tenoes, some 381 feet above the ground, it is accessed by funicular, car or on foot via a magnificent 116-metre stairway. There has been a building on the site for centuries, dating back at least as far as [...]

Tibaes Monastery

Tibaes Monastery

The Monastery of St Martin of Tibaes, or Tibaes Monastery, is located in Mire de Tibaes, just some 6km northwest of the historic city of Braga. It is a popular destination for day trippers staying in the city as well as for those travelling around and exploring the local area. The Tibaes Monastery was the original home of the Benedictine order in Portugal [...]

The Cathedral of Braga

The Cathedral of Braga

The Cathedral of Braga is one of the city’s cultural highlights and a must-visit destination on your trip to Braga, Portugal. The Cathedral of Braga dates back to the 11th Century and it is now the oldest-surviving church in Portugal, fully befitting of the country’s third-largest and oldest city. The cathedral was commissioned by Count Henry of Burgundy and was built [...]

Biscainhos Palace & Museum

Biscainhos Palace & Museum

Located right in the heart of the historic city of Braga, Portugal, lies the Biscainhos Palace and Museum. This beautiful Baroque palace was built in the late 16th or early 17th century and further enhanced over the following hundred years and beyond, resulting in one of Portugal’s most attractive examples of period architecture. [...]

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