8 days in Braga District Itinerary

8 days in Braga District Itinerary

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Braga

— 7 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Braga side-trips: Geres (Miradouro da Pedra Bela & Cascata do Arado). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Guimaraes Castle, admire the striking features of Paco dos Duques de Braganca, don't miss a visit to Praca da Republica, and steep yourself in history at Arco da Porta Nova.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Braga online trip maker.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Braga is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Braga, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in December; daily highs in Braga reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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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.