11 days in Braga District Itinerary

11 days in Braga District Itinerary

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Braga — 10 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Centro Historico de Guimaraes and Sao Bento da Porta Aberta. Get out of town with these interesting Braga side-trips: Miradouro da Pedra Bela (in Geres) and Guimaraes (Room Escape Games & Padrao do Salado). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Se de Braga, appreciate the extensive heritage of Largo da Oliveira, examine the collection at Mosteiro de Sao Martinho de Tibaes, and stroll around Jardim de Santa Barbara.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Braga trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Braga is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Braga is 3 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, expect Braga to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 13°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Braga District travel guide

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Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Churches
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.
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