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Braga District

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles · Historic Walking Areas
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. To arrange what you want to do in Braga District, use our Portugal trip planner.
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Popular things to do in Braga District

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Park
Praca da Republica Braga
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Walking Area
Largo da Oliveira Guimaraes
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Bom Jesus do Monte Braga
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Lookout
Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte Braga
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Braga District

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World heritage site
Centro Historico de Guimaraes Guimaraes
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Church
Se de Braga Braga
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Castle
Guimaraes Castle Guimaraes
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Sameiro Sanctuary Braga
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Braga District

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Garden
The Garden of Santa Barbara Braga
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Parque da Devesa Vila Nova de Famalicao
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Garden
Museu dos Biscainhos Braga
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Garden
Largo Republica do Brasil Guimaraes
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Braga District

Mountain
Serra Penha Guimaraes
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Church
Igreja da Misericordia de Braga Braga
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Architectural Building
Padrao do Salado Guimaraes
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Braga District

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Specialty Museum
Mosteiro de Sao Martinho de Tibaes Braga
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Biscaínhos Museum Garden Braga
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Alberto Sampaio Museum Guimaraes
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
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Specialty Museum
Museu de Olaria Barcelos
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Kid-friendly things to do in Braga District

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Beach
Praia Fluvial de Adaufe Braga
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Water Park
Fratelli Aquapark Fafe
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Beach
Fluvial Beach of Verim Povoa de Lanhoso
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Park
Piscinas Foz do Cavado - Esposende2000 Esposende
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Walking tour
Minho Free Walking Tours Braga
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Castle
Paco dos Duques de Braganca Guimaraes
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Mountain
Montanha- Parque da Penha Guimaraes
4.7
Duration: 2 hours