Braga Full-Day Tour From Porto

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Welcome To Our Full-day Guided Day Trip Itinerary From Porto To Braga

Brimming with ancient history and rich religious heritage, Braga offers an immersive journey into Portugal’s past, where Roman ruins, medieval relics, and baroque wonders coalesce. Known as the ‘Rome of Portugal,’ it’s a destination where you can explore Portugal’s oldest cathedral, grand sanctuaries, charming old town, and even savor traditional Minho cuisine, making it a compelling stop for history buffs, architecture enthusiasts, and food lovers alike.

What Is Included In Our Braga Day Tour Itinerary?

Private Transfer from Porto to the Historical City of Braga

Your day commences with a private transfer from Porto, cruising through diverse landscapes that slowly shift from cityscapes to the lush countryside as you approach Braga.

Touring Braga's Heart: Historic City Center

Braga Cathedral, Portugal
Braga Cathedral, Portugal

In Braga’s historic city center, embark on a guided walking tour, exploring the maze of narrow streets and spacious plazas dotted with charming cafes. Visit Republic Square, a bustling hub of city life, where you’ll be enchanted by the blend of old and new architectural styles.

Next, journey to Braga Cathedral, the oldest cathedral in Portugal. Here, witness a blend of Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque architectural styles reflecting the city’s historical periods. Admire the beautifully decorated chapels, including the renowned King’s Chapel and its gold-embellished altar.

Venture further to the Arch of the New Gate, a remarkable baroque monument marking the northern limits of medieval Braga. Here, your guide shares fascinating stories about the city’s Roman origins, the Visigothic period, and the impact of Moorish occupation.

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Bom Jesus do Monte & Sameiro Sanctuary

Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary, Braga.
Braga, Portugal

After exploring the city, venture to Bom Jesus do Monte, a remarkable pilgrimage site.

Ascend via the funicular, powered by a water counterbalancing system, the oldest of its kind in the world. At the top, admire the stunning sanctuary that displays a majestic Baroque staircase symbolizing the spiritual ascent to heaven.

Not far from Bom Jesus, find the Sameiro Sanctuary, the largest Marian devotional shrine in Portugal. With its grandiose neoclassical church and panoramic views of the verdant landscape, it offers another layer to Braga’s rich religious heritage.

Sampling Braga's Culinary Delights

No tour of Braga is complete without sampling the local cuisine. The city’s gastronomy reflects its cultural heritage, featuring hearty, traditional dishes that warm the soul.

Enjoy a lunch of ‘Bacalhau à Braga,’ a local codfish specialty, followed by ‘Pudim Abade de Priscos,’ a divine dessert invented by a local priest.

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Guided Tour of Braga's Archaeological Museum

Post-lunch, journey back to Roman times with a guided tour of Braga’s Archaeological Museum.

Marvel at the extensive collection of Roman artifacts, including intricate mosaics, statues, and remnants of civic architecture. The museum provides a fascinating glimpse into Braga’s ancient past when it was the significant Roman city of Bracara Augusta.

Return to Porto

As the sun sets, return to Porto in your private vehicle. Reflect on the day’s discoveries, from the ancient streets of Braga to its inspiring religious sanctuaries and the vibrant tastes of local cuisine.

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