About Braga

Braga was founded by the Bracari Celts, known in Roman times as Bracara Augusta. It is located in the North of Portugal, in the Minho region, and has about 120.000 inhabitants. In terms of population, it is one of the youngest cities in Europe.

Braga is a vibrant city, full of culture and traditions, where the History and the Christian roots live side by side with technological industries and the academic world.

Bom Jesus do Monte was considered a World Heritage by UNESCO in 2019
Braga’s See (the 12th century cathedral, the first of Portugal)

Braga was the European Youth Capital in 2012. The city centre is a vivid place, with a very rich architectural landscape and magnificient churches. Local commerce and bars also provide a very pleasant walk through the History of this bimillenar town, where some vestiges of the previous Roman civilisation can still be observed under the floor of some places. During the 18th century, Braga also became the ex-libris of the Barroque style in Portugal. 

City Centre
University of Minho Rectory Gardens

Braga is an attractive place for residents and visitors. Listed in 2016 as the number one city in Portugal with the best quality of life (the third in Europe), Braga has a creative energy that brings together all kinds of people, transcending age, class and lifestyle. In addition, exists a variety of local dishes not to miss, particularly the salted cod-based recipe bacalhau à Braga, the traditional papas de sarrabulho and the typical frigideiras

In an article published in 2014 The Guardian made a beautiful itinerary that you can consult here.