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Cosmopolitan Braga - Full Day

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  • Location: Braga
  • Duration: 9H
  • Seats available: -
  • Min. capacity: 2

Braga is the district capital in the Minho region with a total area of 183km2 and around 200,000 inhabitants. It is a very heterogeneous city carrying in its legacy and history several cultural influences that lead to the present Best European Destination (2021). Dissecting a little its genesis:

The city of Archbishops: Primate Archbishop of Braga, is the title awarded to the Prelate of Braga as this is the oldest Diocese in the Iberian Peninsula, dating back to 45 AD. The Cathedral of Braga went from Diocese to Archdiocese, having later received the Primatial title. The Archbishop of Braga held, since the foundation of Portugal, precedence over all Bishops of Portugal.

Portuguese Rome: Braga has the highest number of religious buildings per square meter in Portugal! That's why it's called Western/Portuguese Rome. They form a total of: 82 churches, 76 chapels, 2 sanctuaries and 1 cathedral.

The Roman city: Between the years 15 and 13 BC. The city of Bracara Augusta was founded by Emperor Augustus (27 BC - 14 AD), to promote and spread Roman culture in the numerous nearby towns. The bimillennial legacy is still very present and portrayed in various parts of the city. Ruins of a spa, spa, fountain, dwellings and numerous artifacts are visible.

The Baroque city: During the 18th century, a process of capitalization and renovation of space and buildings began with the aim of proving the status of the city. The architect André Soares was one of the great workers of this Baroque movement, which has shaped the appearance of the city to this day.

Heart of Minho: Due to its location. The city is closely linked to all of Minho: to the north is the traditional Alto Minho, to the east the Peneda-Gerês National Park, to the south the manor lands of Basto and the industrial Ave and to the west the Minhoto maritime coast.

City of Youth: Despite being the oldest city in Portugal (over 2000 years old) it is simultaneously a city filled with many young people and a young spirit (in large part due to the presence of several universities, with emphasis on the largest campus in Portugal belonging to the Minho's university). It is estimated that around 40% of the population is aged below 30 years. It should also be noted that in 2012 it was named - European Youth Capital.

These are more than enough reasons for us to call Braga - Cosmopolitan. And you? What will you call him at the end of our visit?


Résumé de l'itinéraire

09h30 - Arco da Nova Porta / Hôtel de ville

10h00 - Cathédrale de Braga

11h00 - Jardin de Santa Bárbara

11h30 - Tour de guet du château

12h00 - Avenida da Liberdade

12h30 - Palácio do Raio

13h00 - Déjeuner / Temps libre

14h30 - Ruines romaines

15:30 - Bom Jesus do Monte

16h30 - Sanctuaire Nossa Senhora do Sameiro / Points de vue

18h30 - Retour à l'origine


Spoken languages:
  • en English

  • pt Portuguese

  • fr French

  • es Spanish


Regular Tour:

Pick up at your accommodation (Braga city center)
Entrances + Guided tour Braga Cathedral
Entrances + Guided tour Bom Jesus do Monte & Sameiro
Personal accident and liability insurance 
Bottled water in the van
Wi-Fi in the van


+Porto Pick up:

Pick up/drop at Porto (or other city in 40km radius of Braga)
Entrances + Guided tour Braga Cathedral
Entrances + Guided tour Bom Jesus do Monte & Sameiro
Personal accident and liability insurance 
Bottled water in the van
Wi-Fi in the van


* This tour is done in any weather condition, and has outdoor component. According to forecasts, ensure the use of:
- Comfortable shoes/Fresh clothes
- Waterproof clothing/Rain protection


* Lunch break will be free time. You can accept our guide's suggestions, or simply enjoy in private.


* In case you want accommodation pick up, kindly provide address/name on checkout "Additional info" fields.

Standard meeting points:
R. dos Biscaínhos 105, 4700-415 Braga  
Praça da Liberdade 126, 4000-069 Porto 

Cancelation policy

Cancellation by the customer:
Up to 48h before = 100% refund
Less than 48h = 30% refund

Cancellation by Portugal Autêntico:
All times = 100% refund

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