Location of Braga
Braga is located on the north-western part of the country. The second largest city of Portugal, Porto is situated at a very close distance.
History of Braga
A Celtic tribe known as Bracari established the ancient town of Braga in 300 AC. During the Roman era in 27 AC, Braga was the administrative centre of the Romans. The city has been popular as a religious center from its early days of establishment.
Tourist Attractions in Braga
There are several historical monuments situated throughout the city.
- The Bom Jesus Sanctuary is a neoclassical church with two towers. It is an unique work of art of European baroque.
- Sameiro is another important church located in Braga. It was built during the late 19th century.
- The main city square is known as Praca da Republica is a popular tourist spot as it blends the old architectural structures with the modern.
- The gigantic palace of the former archbishop is another famous tourist attraction in Braga.