Founded in Roman times, with over 2000 years of history, Braga is one of the oldest Portuguese cities. Here, there are still several archeological remains of such times. Currently, Braga is the third largest metropolitan area in Portugal, with about 181 thousand inhabitants. It is the capital city of the region of Minho. Its mostly young population lead to its selection as European Youth Capital in 2012, by the European Youth Forum.
Famous as a touristic city, Braga charms visitors with its monuments, religious architecture, gardens, food, cultural events and several celebrations and traditions, such as the celebration of São João, Braga Romana and Holy Week.
Highlights:Bom Jesus do Monte SanctuarySameiro SanctuaryCathedral (Sé)Tibães MonasteryTheatro CircoAxa Stadium
Also Worth Visiting:Estaleiro Cultural Velha-A-BrancaGNRation"A Brasileira" CaféSão Vicente Confectionery
For more information, visit the
Câmara Municipal de Braga website