Blissful Break in Braga
A beautiful and character-filled city in the northern reaches of Portugal, Braga holidays will expose visitors to an intriguing mixture of modern and ancient themes, defined by attractively-grand buildings and landmarks, engrossing museums and lines of traditional shops. Braga is also famed for being home to one of the most famous and breath-taking religious buildings in the whole of Portugal, in addition to numerous other churches that are dotted around the city, demonstrating the religious devotion of the country.
The city is emerging as a real favourite on the city breaks scene, rivalling other Portuguese cities such as Porto and Lisbon, mainly due to Braga’s unique identity and appeal. The ancient city deserves a large portion of your attention during your holidays to Braga, home to a countless stream of impressive sites, and exploring the city on foot is arguably the best way to soak up everything from the Braga’s unique atmosphere to the endless attractions that populate it.
Exploring Ancient Wonders
Head around the ancient areas of the city and begin to tick off the myriad of sites that await you around each and every corner of Braga, starting with the incredible Sanctuario do Bom Jesus do Monte. Each church and religious building boasts its very own original style, but it is this sanctuary that will provide one of the lasting memories of your Braga holidays. The Braga Cathedral is another fascinating site, considered to be over 1,000 years old and decked out in incredible gold décor interior. Other notable religious sites include the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sameiro and the Mosteiro de Sao Martinho de Tibaes.
The Praca de Republica serves as a natural meeting point for tourists during holidays to Braga and for locals during day-to-day life. The historical central square is surrounded by some fantastic bars and eateries where you can get a taste of some wonderful, authentic Portuguese dishes. If you fancy a little more exploration and adventure, take daytrips to some of the surrounding attractions and destinations of the country. Porto is a fascinating city, famed for its sweet wine production and river cruises, while Aveiro, considered the ‘Venice of Portugal’, will rouse an unrivalled sense of romance in holidaymakers.