As the seat of power for the Archbishop representing the Kingdom of Spain & Portugal in the Vatican, Braga reigned as one of the oldest, most powerful cities in the Europe from medieval times through to the late 1800s. You’ll find loads of things to do in Braga, even if the Archbishop no longer resides here! It’s one on the must-visits in Portugal and an easy drive from Porto!
The heyday of building was in the Baroque era so if you love Baroque architecture, you’ll be thrilled. Full of fountains, parks and, peculiar to Portugal, multi-colored tiled houses, Braga is a feast for the eyes. The cathedral began construction in 1089 making it so old that the Portuguese describe anyone or anything ancient as “é mais velho que […]