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Braga Travel Guide

The city of Braga

Braga is one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal, with a number of impressive Baroque monuments, including one of the country's best known sights, the Bom Jesus Sanctuary.

The town of Braga is located in Northern Portugal about 55 km North of Porto, The town was Founded by a Celtic tribe called Bracari and later occupied by the Romans.

Actually it is a modern town with a young population, bustling with commerce and industry surrounding a lively and attractive old center with a number of pedestrian streets.

The town of Bragas on in 1070, it had an extraordinary diversity of styles, including Romanesque, Gothic, Manueline, and Baroque, all somehow coming together harmoniously. In the richly decorated interior is a baroque double organ a masterpiece dripping with gold and adorned with cherubs and sea creatures.

The main places of interest to visit are:
• The Cathedral (12th-18th centuries)
• The treasury
• Sacred Art Museum
• The museum at the Biscainhos Palace
• The Dom Diogo de Sousa Museum.

Also deserving to be visited are the churches of Misericórdia (Renaissance), Pópulo (17th-18th centuries) and of Nossa Senhora Branca (18th century).

Braga have a population around of 155,000 in the urban area, Braga is one of the most important urban centers of Portugal after the much larger Lisbon Metropolitan Area and Porto Metropolitan Area conurbations.


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