PORTUGUESE HISTORY OF BRAGA
Braga is one of the most important touristic points in Portugal and this is because of its cultural and historic richness. The city is known as the religious center of Portugal due to many churches and monasteries that abound in the area.
Roma Portuguesa, as it was known previously, is a city full of history. In the 1st century BC it was a Roman settlement and later on it was invaded by the Germans. During the Reconquista Braga became the main center of Christianity in Portugal and many religious buildings were built in the region.
Braga is one of the most visited cities in Portugal
Photo: Arco da Porta Nova, Braga.
Cidade de Braga is known today as the most religious city in Portugal and the main tourist attractions here are its historic center and the Cathedral. On the other hand, Braga is also a cosmopolitan and young city due to its university.
Cidade de Braga Portugal
Braga has an unusual history and it is known as the city of the Archbishops as the Portuguese Rome and has a touristic offer that can satisfy multiple demands and interests.
As one of the largest cities from Portugal, the city is an important economic and educational center that attracts many tourists every year.
Map of Braga in Portugal
Braga may seem similar to other Portugal cities, with historic architecture, old cathedrals, museums, small cafes and restaurants. But what most attracts the tourists to come visit it is its religious importance and some traditional festivals.
If you are wondering where Braga is, let us tell you that the city is situated in the northern part of the country, in the middle of Cavado Valley.
Here is an interactive map that you can visit.
Braga weather conditions
The region of Braga is one of the coldest regions in Portugal that has an average daily high temperature of 20 degrees centigrade. This part of the country is not the best destination if you are looking for a beach holiday.
The best time for traveling here is in August as it is the part of the year when it´s warmer.