A charming Portuguese city defined by its combination of ancient and modern attractions, boasting stunning, grand buildings, engaging museums and traditional shops, as well as some of the most prominent and impressive religious buildings in Portugal – it is safe to say that Braga holidays should be near the top of the list when it comes to city breaks.
It is the wide range of religious buildings that primarily characterises the infectious appeal of the city of Braga, located in the northern reaches of Portugal, and simply traversing the ancient city streets on foot will see you succumb to Braga’s endless stream of breath-taking sites and its overall character – holidays to Braga will keep you continually captivated.
Ancient Sites and Captivating Vibe
Ticking off the countless array of striking religious buildings should be at the top of one’s list during holidays in Braga, with each example possessing its own unique style and identity, as well as spanning numerous centuries. The Sanctuario do Bom Jesus do Monte is the leading site in the city, while Braga Cathedral, which is over 1,000 years old, is another astounding attraction. You should also try and catch the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sameiro and Mosteiro de Sao Martinho de Tibaes.
The historic central square, Praca de Republica, is a natural meeting point for tourists and locals alike, and is surrounded by some great bars and restaurants where you can achieve a different kind of Portuguese flavour. For a little more hustle, bustle and history, head to the stunning city of Porto. Located just to the south of Braga, here you can enjoy everything from river cruises to port tasting.