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Welcome to the city of Braga!

Promotional video of Braga produced by CIM Cávado which includes images of the main monuments and events of the City.

Braga is a city of enormous beauty and wealth of heritage, which combines tradition with innovation, memory with youth, creativity with conservatism.

With more than 2000 years of a rich history, it has one of the oldest Sacro-Montes of all Europe and standard bearer of the region Minhota, Bom Jesus. It is in Braga that there is the oldest Cathedral of Portugal and the Mother House of the Benedictines, the Monastery of Tibães.

Braga presents places that, due to their intrinsic devotion and beauty, impose themselves as landmarks of obligatory reference and visit. The Sanctuary of Sameiro, Bom Jesus and Falperra, based on an appealing religious base, are surrounded by charming green spaces and paradisiacal landscapes.

The Roman legacy is another of the attractive factors of Braga, often dubbed 'Portuguese Rome', fruit of its origin in the roman city of Bracara Augusta. Known for its distinctive churches, splendid 18th century houses, gardens, parks and leisure spaces. The long history of Braga is visible in all the splendour of its monuments, museums and churches.

To visit Braga is to make a trip in time within the modernity. Old town and traditional religiosity - always imposing on its richness and majesty - lives hand in hand with entrepreneurship and young spirit in such vital areas as culture, commerce, gastronomy, industry and services.

Enjoy Braga! From here, start the discovery of Gerês, Northern Portugal and Galicia, but come back ... Come back because here it is close to everything.

In Braga, feel good, in this land so welcoming, close, distinct and complete! We hope to see you here and talk about us!

Source: Braga - Authentic City


How to get here (eg car, airplane, boat, bus, train).

Thanks to its excellent geographical location, Braga is easily accessible by car, train, taxi or bus.

The city is served by 5 motorways: by the North (A3), South (A3 and A1 of Lisbon), East (A11 and A7) and West (A28).

The railroad connects Braga to various parts of the country through the CP Services (Alfa Pendular, Intercity, Porto's urban trains). In terms of road transport, the Braga Bus Center hosts Arriva, Citi express, EBA, Get Bus, Internorte, Rede Expressos, Renex, Rodonorte, Salvador Alves and Filhos lda, Transdev, ensuring the connection between various regional, national and international destinations.

The Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is the main hub in the northwestern part of the Iberian Peninsula to receive the most important airlines and low cost flights (30 minutes from Braga by motorway, about 50 km). The airport is easily accessible by the A3 motorway, via the Porto metro and CP trains, or via the shuttle service provided by Get Bus.

Vigo's airport is around 100 km away, there are bus trips that connect directly these two cities daily.

The Port of Leixões is the largest port infrastructure in Northern Portugal and one of the most important in the country (45 minutes from Braga by motorway).

In terms of public transport, the municipality is served by the Urban Transport of Braga (TUB).

For more information about transports, click here.