When you visit the city of Braga you travel in time, you feel our ancestors’ presence, you get to know Portugal’s roots. Come and visit Braga with UNIQ. and be prepared to fall in love with this city’s beauty.
Braga was founded around 16 BC under the name Bracara Augusta, honoring the Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus. Braga is a magical place where we can breathe history, culture, and tradition features that only a city with more than 2000 years of History could have. In our days, it is still possible to find several Roman remains all over the city, from the Roman Baths of Alto da Cividade to the ruins under the Frigideiras do Cantinho.
Commonly known by “Archbishops' City” – due to the great importance that Braga’s Archbishop holds throughout the Iberian Peninsula –, and by “Young City”, because of the university and their students, Braga is the perfect combination between the past and the future, it is the perfect combination between the ancient and the modern times.
Situated in Northeast Portugal and surrounded by breathtaking hills and forests, in Braga you can find a little bit of everything. You can feel the youthful spirit on the streets, that fill the old yet never forgotten spaces with life. Braga’s citizens are proud
of their city and show that by communicating their ancestors’ heritage.
This city is one of the biggest religious centers in Portugal and Braga’s history is reflected on its countless churches and monuments. The baroque style is a constant, the beautiful little palaces, parks, and gardens make it tangible the importance that religion has in this city.
Therefore, Braga celebrates the Lenten season and the Easter with one of the most emblematic religious festivities of the country: The Holy Week in Braga.
Get to know more about the Holy Week in Braga and our suggestions of what you should do during this event.
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