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Braga Region, Portugal

Braga is considered among one of the most spectacular region of the country of Portugal. Braga features several fascinating historical monuments and religious architecture, which makes it one of the frequently visited tourist destinations in the country.
It is the third largest city of Portugal and is full of diversity and activity. Braga is considered as the religious as well as the commercial centres of Portugal.

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.
Braga is also a shopper's paradise. The shops are stuffed with fascinating handcrafted goods including clothes, jewelries, musical instruments and all.

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