Practical information


Located in the North of Portugal and close to the Atlantic Ocean, Braga has a temperate oceanic climate. Autumns are characterized by mild temperatures. In any case, please check the weather before departure so you take appropriate clothing.

Information about Passport and Visa

For passport and visa information you should check the Ministry of Foreign Affairs official website. 


The Euro is the currency used in Portugal. ATM machines are plentiful in the center of Braga and you can also find some at the University of Minho campus.


The voltage in Portugal is 220V/50Hz and plugs used are type C and type F (2-pin). Most power sockets are designed for two pin round plugs. This is the type of plug used in many electrical travel products, including computers, smartphones, tablets or others. 

Public Holiday

Please take note that 1 October is a public holiday in Portugal.

Emergency contacts 

General emergency number: 112
Health 24: 808 24 24 24
Police: +351 253 200 420
Fire Service: +351 253 278 488