Braga is a city of huge beauty and heritage richness, which combines tradition with innovation, the memory to the youth, creativity to conservatism.

With over 2000 years of a very rich history, possesses one of the oldest Sacro-Montes in Europe and is the representative of the Minho region, the Bom Jesus. In Braga, we can find the oldest Portuguese Cathedral and the Motherhouse of the Benedictines, the Monastery of Tibães (Mosteiro de Tibães).

Braga presents places that by their intrinsic devotion and beauty, impose themselves as mandatory benchmarks to visit. The Sanctuary of Sameiro (Santuário do Sameiro), the Bom Jesus and the Falperra, settling on an appealing religious basis, are surrounded by ravishing green spaces and paradise landscapes.

The Roman legacy is another of the attractive factors of Braga, often called ‘Portuguese Rome’, due to its origin in the Roman city of Bracara Augusta. Known by its distinct churches, splendid XVIII century houses, gardens, nature parks and recreational areas. Braga’s long history is visible in the splendor of its monuments, museums and churches.

Visiting Braga is like taking a time travel inside modernity. Old city and of traditional religiousness – always imposing on its richness and majesty – lives hand in hand with the entrepreneurship and young spirit in vital areas such as culture, commerce, gastronomy, industry and services.

-Câmara Municipal de Braga

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Getting there

Thanks to its great location, Braga is easily accessible by car, train, taxi or bus.
The city is served by 5 highways: by the North (A3), South (A3 and A1 from Lisbon), East (A11 and A7) and West (A28).


The “Francisco Sá Carneiro” Airport is the main axis in the Northwest region of the Iberian Peninsula which receives the
most relevant airline companies and low cost flights (30 minutes by highway, nearly50 kilometres away from Braga). The
airport is easily accessible by the A3 highway, by the Metropolitan of Oporto and the CP trains, or even through the
shuttle service provided by Get Bus.
The airport of Vigo is 100 kilometres away, and there are bus routes that directly connect these two cities on a daily


Get Bus
Shuttle provided by Get Bus, it connects the airport and the city of Braga in 50 minutes.


The train connects Braga to several points in the country, through the CP services (Alfa Pendular, Intercity, Urban
Trains of Porto).


In terms of road transportation, Braga’s Bus Station hosts the companies Arriva, Citi express, EBA, Get Bus, Internorte,
Rede Expressos, Renex, Rodonorte, Salvador Alves e Fihos lda, Transdev, assuring the connection to several regional,
national and international destinations.

Getting around

Tub - Transportes Urbanos de Braga
(Braga’s Urban Transportation)
This company provides a service of urban passenger transportation in the municipality of Braga. The mission is to provide mobility and comfort solutions in the region, satisfying and surpassing the expectations of involved partners.