8 days in Braga District Itinerary

8 days in Braga District Itinerary

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Braga — 7 nights

Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
Get out of town with these interesting Braga side-trips: Geres (Miradouro da Pedra Bela & Cascata do Arado). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Guimaraes Castle, make a trip to Sameiro Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim de Santa Barbara, and contemplate the long history of Largo da Oliveira.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Braga trip maker.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Braga is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Braga is 3 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in December, with highs in Braga at 17°C and lows at 8°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Churches
For centuries, Braga District served as a home away from home for the Roman, Visigoth, and Moorish invaders of Portugal. Conquered by the Christians in the 11th century, the region drew attention with its elaborate religious festivals, attracting pilgrims from all over the country. Today, nearly every corner of this compact district in the far north of Portugal boasts a historical church, palace, fountain, or garden, reminding visitors of the area's rich cultural and architectural heritage. The city of Braga, once the capital of the Roman province Gallaecia, contains the country's oldest cathedral. Begun over a thousand years ago, this imposing structure is the district's biggest tourist attraction, perplexing architecture buffs with its striking collage of different building styles.