Attractions and Places to Visit in Braga
There are so many attractions in Braga and the surrounding area there is no doubt that it merits more than a one-day visit. Braga is Portugal’s oldest city, a shrine to times past, from the Neolithic period to Roman occupation, through the Reconquest and into the modern era.
It is the perfect destination for exploring on foot, as many of the attractions in Braga are clustered within the compact old city centre. The Praça da Republica Square is a good place to start. This central square is a popular meeting point from dawn till dusk with locals and visitors alike.
Close to the main square is the Cathedral of Braga, one of the city’s cultural highlights and a must-visit destination in your discovery of historic Portugal. This 11th-century ecclesiastical building is the oldest-surviving church in the country.