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By plane

The nearest airports are: Airport Francisco Sá Carneiro ( Oporto , 50 km) Portela Airport ( Lisbon , 350km), and in neighboring Spain Airport Vigo (125km). The city itself does not have an airport.

By train

The Railway Station is located in Braga Largo Station. There are daily connections from Alfa-Pendular Lisbon and Porto. There are also links to almost all major cities of the country.

By Bus

Links to all regional daily northwestern Portuguese and Renex Daily Express and links to major cities in Portugal. Weekly connections to Paris , Bourdeus, Madrid , among others.

By car

The city has a connection to the E1 and IP9 or IP1. The E1 south through the northern Portuguese coast and the northwest Spanish, IP9 connects the beaches to the west and inland.

Key places to visit
Bom Jesus do Monte, Braga Town Hall, Archbishop's Palace of Braga, Braga Castle, Raio Palace, The Santa Barbara Garden, Dona Chica Castle


Places to Visit

Bom Jesus do Monte

Bom Jesus do Monte is a Portuguese sanctuary in Tenoes, surroundings of the city of Braga, in northern Portugal. Its name means Good Jesus of the Mount.
The Sanctuary is a notable example of pilgrimage site with a monumental, Baroque stairway that climbs 116 metres . It is an important tourist attraction of Braga.
Many hilltops in Portugal and other parts of Europe have been sites of religious devotion since antiquity, and it is possible that the Bom Jesus hill was one of these. However, the first indication of a chapel over the hill dates from 1373. This chapel - dedicated to the Holy Cross - was rebuilt in the 15th and 16th centuries. In 1629 a pilgrimage church was built dedicated to the Bom Jesus (Good Jesus), with six chapels dedicated to the Passion of Christ.

Braga Town Hall

The Braga Town Hall is a landmark building located in Se parish in the heart of Braga, Portugal. In there is located the headquarters of the Câmara Municipal, the city local government.
It is a work of the architect André Soares.
The Town Hall, started in 1754, was completed in 1865.

Archbishop's Palace of Braga

The Archiepiscopal Court or the Old Archbishop's Palace is a palace in Se, district of Braga, Portugal.The Palace is a set of three different buildings with distinct characteristics and time periods.The Eastern wing facing the Santa Barbara Garden is of Gothic style and dates to the 14th and 15th centuries.The Western wing was built in the 18th century and is of late Baroque style.
The South wing, defining the Paco Square, is composed of various buildings from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

Braga Castle

Braga Castle is a historical building in Braga, freguesia of Sao Joao do Souto, District of Braga, in Portugal; only a small section of the original structure remains today.
Braga is a city with over 2,000 years of history, and as an important administrative centre, its defences have undergone various phases of construction.

Raio Palace

The Raio Palace, in Portuguese Palacio do Raio, is a palace in Braga, Portugal.
Constructed in 1754 according to a project from the architect André Soares, who introduced in Braga the new Baroque tendency.

The Santa Barbara Garden

The Santa Barbara Garden is a garden in Braga, Portugal.It is close to the eastern wing of the Archbishop's Palace of BragaThe name of the garden comes from a statue of Saint Barbara standing on the fountain located in the middle of the garden.

Dona Chica Castle

Dona Chica Castleis a neo-romantic castle and/or palace located in Palmeira, Braga, Portugal.
Architect Ernesto Korrodi was the author of the project for the construction of the palace, which took place in the beginning of the 20th century.

Right Time to Visit

April - October


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