41 days in Braga District Itinerary

41 days in Braga District Itinerary

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Braga

— 40 nights

Portuguese Rome

Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arco da Porta Nova and Rua do Souto. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Braga: Guimaraes (Convento de Santo Antonio dos Capuchos, Room Escape Games, &more), Mosteiro S. Miguel de Refojos (in Cabeceiras de Basto) and Celorico de Basto (Castle of Arnoia, Ecopista - Linha do Tamega, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia de Braga, take in nature's colorful creations at Museu dos Biscainhos, stroll through Fonte do Campo das Hortas, and don't miss a visit to Chafariz do Castelo.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Braga attractions app.

Brussels, Belgium to Braga is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in March, with highs in Braga at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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Braga District travel guide

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Lookouts · Castles · Historic Walking Areas
For centuries, Braga District served as a home away from home for the Roman, Visigoth, and Moorish invaders of Portugal. Conquered by the Christians in the 11th century, the region drew attention with its elaborate religious festivals, attracting pilgrims from all over the country. Today, nearly every corner of this compact district in the far north of Portugal boasts a historical church, palace, fountain, or garden, reminding visitors of the area's rich cultural and architectural heritage. The city of Braga, once the capital of the Roman province Gallaecia, contains the country's oldest cathedral. Begun over a thousand years ago, this imposing structure is the district's biggest tourist attraction, perplexing architecture buffs with its striking collage of different building styles.