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Things to see in Braga

Braga is a small city in the north of Portugal and an amazing place to visit because of its historical city center which has been well preserved. Large parts of the center are pedestrian only and most of it is low on traffic.

The city is most famous for its churches such as Se cathedral, Sao Marcos, the church of the holy cross and the church of Santa Cruz. There are many smaller ones as well. Many of them have a different character and are built in a different style and the architectural details make them all different to each other. Some of the other sights include the beautifully decorated Palacio do Raio, Camara municipal and Arco da Porta Nova. They are all the memories of the historical wealth of Braga as we can visit it today. Very few modern buildings have made it into the city center.

The way to see Braga is to just walk around through the small streets with cobbled stones and just enjoy the Portuguese architecture. There is also a large square in the middle of the city center which forms its heart. From the square take one of the many streets to explore the old town. All the sights are relatively close together and you always end up back at the square again which makes it a nice point of orientation.  

It is located roughly one hour from Porto and can be easily reached by train which leave regularly
. The train station is located only a short walk from the historical center. If you only got time for one day trip, a visit to Braga would be the obvious choice as it is one of the most beautiful places that Portugal has to offer.  


Travel photo gallery of Braga

 



Square near Antigo Paco episopal.

Square near Antigo Paco episopal.

 
Misericordia church, Braga.

Misericordia church.

 
Small church.

Small church.



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Corner building.

Corner building.

 
Church tower.

Church tower.

 
Old houses.

Old houses.

 
Se cathedral in Braga.

Se cathedral.

 
Church tower.

Church tower.

 



Pius XII museum.

Pius XII museum.

 
Winding street in Braga.

Winding street.

 



Church of Sao Marcos.

Church of Sao Marcos.

 



Largo Carlos Amarante.

Largo Carlos Amarante.

 
Palacio do Raio.

Palacio do Raio.

 



Palacio do Raio, Braga.

Palacio do Raio.

 



Square in the city center.

Square in the city center.

 
Sao Marcos hospital church.

Sao Marcos hospital church.

 
Holy cross church.

Holy cross church.

 
Square in front of Sao Marcos hospital church in Braga.

Square in front of Sao Marcos hospital church.

 
Church of the holy cross.

Church of the holy cross.

 



Beautiful Sao Marcos hospital church.

Beautiful Sao Marcos hospital church.

 



Capela da conceidao.

Capela da conceidao.

 
Cobbled street.

Cobbled street.

 
The old town of Braga.

The old town.

 



City square.

City square.

 



Front facade of the Sao Marcos hospital church.

Front facade of the Sao Marcos hospital church.

 
Street scene in Braga.

Street scene.

 
Church of Santa Cruz, Braga.

Church of Santa Cruz.

 
Monument on republic square.

Monument on republic square.

 
Republic square, Braga.

Republic square.

 
Avenida dos Combatentes.

Avenida dos Combatentes.

 



Largo a Branca.

Largo a Branca.

 
Statue on republic square.

Statue on republic square.

 



Church in the town center.

Church in the town center.

 
Praca da Republica.

Praca da Republica.

 
Historical houses.

Historical houses.

 
Church on republic square.

Church on republic square.

 



Old building in the center of Braga.

Old building in the city center.

 
Igreja da Lapa.

Igreja da Lapa.

 
Building on the corner.

Building on the corner.

 
Igreja dos Terceiros.

Igreja dos Terceiros.

 
Rua do Castelo.

Rua do Castelo.

 
Colonnade.

Colonnade.

 
Church near the bus station.

Church near the bus station.

 



Lar Conde Agronlongo.

Lar Conde Agronlongo.

 
Igreja do Popula, Braga.

Igreja do Popula.

 
Igreja do populo.

Igreja do populo.

 
Statue in front of Populo church.

Statue in front of Populo church.

 
Camara municipal.

Camara municipal.

 
City hall.

City hall.

 
Amazing Portuguese architecture.

Amazing Portuguese architecture.

 
Se cathedral, Braga.

Front facade of the Se cathedral.

 
Se cathedral.

Se cathedral.

 



Trees in front of an old building.

Trees in front of an old building.

 
St. Paul church, Braga.

St. Paul church.

 
Narrow street in the old town.

Narrow street in the old town.

 



Monument in front of Sao Marcos hospital church.

Monument in front of Sao Marcos hospital church.

 



Capela da conceidao, Braga.

Capela da conceidao.

 



Small square.

Small square.

 
Arco da Porta Nova.

Arco da Porta Nova.

 



Campo hortas.

Campo hortas.



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