Destination Management Braga
With more than 2000 years, Braga is one of the oldest cities of Portugal, but one vibrant city, full of young people studying at its universities.
Located around 40 minutes from Porto airport, is considered as the capital of Minho (north area of Portugal), Braga is the third largest city in the country, after Lisbon and Porto. In 2012 it was European Capital of Youth and in 2019 and 2020 it was considered the second best European tourist destination.
Braga is known as the “Portuguese Rome” due to the many beautiful churches that are found there. But other treasures are hidden in this city that you cannot miss – such as beautiful monuments, gastronomy, handicrafts, traditions, and popular and religious festivals.
Braga reunites all the potential destination for your next event since excellent conference hotels to stunning venues.
- Historic & cosmopolitan: Bracara Augusta, the former name of this historical city reflects well its Roman origin dated back to ancient times. But Braga has not stopped in time. Today is a vibrant and modern city, combining the charm of historical monuments with sophisticated bars, restaurants and lively nightlife.
Santuário do Bom Jesus do Monte & the Funicular (elevator): The Bom Jesus Sanctuary, one of the ex-libris of Braga, was declared in 2019 a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is a place where art and nature coexist in perfect harmony and that make this place a sacred and resting space
- Braga Cathedral: With very distant origins (year 400), the current cathedral in Braga dates back to the 11th century and is thus the oldest cathedral in Portugal. Over the centuries, several modifications were carried out which makes the cathedral present today several architectural styles such as Romanesque and Baroque.
- Sameiro Sanctuary: Just south of Bom Jesus do Monte is another hilltop sanctuary, set even higher at 566 metres above sea level.Sameiro Sanctuary is a neoclassical temple that started to be built in 1863 but it was only in the 20th century that the works ended
- Surroundings: Braga’s location, allows the organisation of an interesting and diversified social programme featuring the cosmopolitan city of Porto to the historical city of Guimarães, classified as world patrimony being well known as the birth of Portugal back in 1143.
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