Braga Tour

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Discover Braga on a walking tour

Braga is the oldest Portuguese city and one of the oldest Christian cities in the world. It was founded in Roman times as Bracara Augusta and has over 2,000 years of history as a city. It is located in northern Portugal, 54 minutes by train from Porto.

Braga had a crucial role in Portuguese history. Nowadays, the city has a resident population of 192,494 inhabitants, representing the seventh-largest municipality in Portugal. It is the third-largest urban center in Portugal, after Lisbon and Porto, and it has retained its importance over the years.

It is mostly known for its devotion to tradition and religion. Braga is also one of the oldest Christian cities in the world, dating back to the Roman Empire. Though the Romans ruled it, the town was founded by the Celts in 300 BC. There are ancient buildings and churches around every corner! You will visit Portugal’s oldest cathedral, a Sé de Braga.

Even though Braga is a very traditional city, it is also full of life and young people. It also offers opportunities for recreation and culture unique in the country, with its nightlife, cinemas, theater, exhibitions, museums, and art galleries.

Braga is home to one of the largest universities in Portugal, the University of Minho, with over 20,000 students, and is Portugal’s tech start-up hotbed. The city was even named the European Youth Capital in 2012.