8 days in Braga District Itinerary

8 days in Braga District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Braga District trip planner

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Geres
— 2 nights
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Guimaraes
— 5 nights
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Geres

— 2 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Geres side-trips: Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Abadia (in Amares) and Sao Bento da Porta Aberta (in Terras de Bouro).

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Geres online holiday builder.

Porto to Geres is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Guimaraes.

Things to do in Geres

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Guimaraes

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Portuguese Nationality

The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
Explore Guimaraes' surroundings by going to Braga (Jardim de Santa Barbara, Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, step into the grandiose world of Guimaraes Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se de Braga, and explore the ancient world of Citania de Briteiros.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Guimaraes trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Geres to Guimaraes takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 17:

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.