Braga

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Updated, Sep 2020

City

The historical city of Braga is located in northern Portugal. It is home to the well-known Bom Jesus do Monte shrine. Braga is a bustling cultural centre with a remarkable blend of old and new architecture.
This city always hosts regular events with and has active nightlife. The Charm on the streets, it’s rich history, warm and welcoming atmosphere of Braga makes it a popular destination for travelers all over the world..




Getting In & Around

Getting in

Porto Airport:
about 50 km from Braga, address: 4470-558 Maia, Portugal, web: www.aeroportoporto.pt, phone: +351229432400, Metro+Train: metro to Campanha change to Train to Braga €2+€3.25 respectively, Bus: €8, Taxi: around €60

How to reach cty center
Train: Take a train from Porto-Campanhã train station to Braga. It takes about 1 hour. Tickets cost around €4-8. Bus: Many options from Porto Airport to Braga. The journey takes about 1-1.5 hours. Tickets €6-10. Taxi/Ride-sharing: Taxis and ride-sharing services are available at the airport. Prices vary depending on the distance and time of travel.

Getting around

Public Transport
Tickets:
single ticket: €1.55-2 (distance based) valid for 1 hr – 1.5hr, Tourist Tickets: 1 day: €3.35, 2 day: € 6.05, 3 day: €8.05
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See & Do

Bom Jesus do Monte
Opening hours: Daily, 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM Tickets: Free admission to the sanctuary, fees for the funicular and other attractions Address: Largo do Santuário, 4715-056 Tenões, Braga, Portugal Website: www.bomjesus.pt Phone: +351 253 676 636 How to reach: From Braga city center, you can take a local bus or taxi to reach Bom Jesus do Monte. Alternatively, it’s about a 5-kilometer (3-mile) drive from the city center.

Braga Cathedral (Se de Braga)
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Sunday, 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Tickets: Free admission to the cathedral, small fee to visit the treasury and choir Address: Largo Dom João Peculiar, 4700-429 Braga, Portugal Website: www.catedraldebraga.pt Phone: +351 253 263 317 How to reach: The cathedral is centrally located in Braga, easily accessible on foot from the city center.

The Garden of Santa Barbara (Jardim de Santa Barbara)
Opening hours: Daily, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM Tickets: Free admission Address: Rua Dom Diogo de Sousa, 4700-415 Braga, Portugal Website: No official website Phone: N/A How to reach: The garden is situated near the city center, within walking distance from Braga’s main attractions.

Sameiro Sanctuary (Santuário do Sameiro)
Opening hours: Daily, 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM Tickets: Free admission to the sanctuary, fees for the funicular and other attractions Address: Sameiro, 4715-275 Braga, Portugal Website: www.santuariodomameiro.pt Phone: +351 253 603 636 How to reach: Sameiro Sanctuary is located on a hill outside Braga. You can take a local bus, drive, or opt for a taxi to reach the sanctuary.

Biscainhos Museum (Museu dos Biscainhos)
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM (Closed on Mondays) Tickets: General admission – €3; Free admission on Sundays and public holidays until 2:00 PM Address: Rua dos Biscainhos, 47, 4700-415 Braga, Portugal Website: www.museubiscainhos.pt Phone: +351 253 273 706 How to reach: The museum is located in the city center of Braga and can be easily reached on foot or by public transportation.

São Frutuoso Chapel (Capela de São Frutuoso)
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM; Sunday, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM Tickets: General admission – €3; Reduced admission – €1.5 (seniors, students, groups) Address: Rua de São Frutuoso, 4700-031 Braga, Portugal Website: www.capelasfrutuosianas.com Phone: +351 253 265 656 How to reach: The chapel is situated near the city center and can be reached by walking or using public transportation.

Raio Palace (Palácio do Raio)
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM (Closed on Mondays) Tickets: General admission – €5; Reduced admission – €2.50 (seniors, students, groups) Address: Avenida Central, 4710-228 Braga, Portugal Website: www.palaciodoraio.com Phone: +351 253 273 706 How to reach: The palace is centrally located in Braga and can be easily reached on foot or by public transportation.

Nossa Senhora do Sameiro Sanctuary (Santuário de Nossa Senhora do Sameiro)
Opening hours: Daily, 6:30 AM to 8:00 PM Tickets: Free admission to the sanctuary, fees for the funicular and other attractions Address: Sameiro, 4715-275 Braga, Portugal Website: www.santuariodosameiro.pt Phone: +351 253 603 636 How to reach: The sanctuary is located on a hill outside Braga. You can take a local bus, drive, or opt for a taxi to reach the sanctuary.

Image Museum (Museu da Imagem)
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM (Closed on Mondays) Tickets: General admission – €2; Reduced admission – €1 (seniors, students, groups) Address: Avenida Central, 4710-228 Braga, Portugal Website: www.museudaimagem.cm-braga.pt Phone: +351 253 273 706 How to reach: The museum is located in the city center of Braga and can be easily reached on foot or by public transportation.

D. Diogo de Sousa Museum (Museu D. Diogo de Sousa)
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM (Closed on Mondays) Tickets: General admission – €2; Reduced admission – €1 (seniors, students, groups) Address: Rua dos Biscainhos, 4700-415 Braga, Portugal Website: www.museudiogodesousa.cm-braga.pt Phone: +351 253 273 706 How to reach: The museum is located in the city center of Braga and can be easily reached on foot or by public transportation.

Domus Municipalis
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM (Closed on Mondays) Tickets: General admission – €2; Reduced admission – €1 (seniors, students, groups) Address: Rua do Raio, 47, 4700-287 Braga, Portugal How to reach: Domus Municipalis is located in the city center of Braga and can be easily reached on foot or by public transportation.

Medina Museum (Museu Medina)
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM (Closed on Mondays) Tickets: General admission – €2; Reduced admission – €1 (seniors, students, groups) Address: Rua D. Afonso Henriques, 4700-030 Braga, Portugal Website: www.museumedinabr.com Phone: +351 253 273 706 How to reach: The museum is located in the city center of Braga and can be easily reached on foot or by public transportation.

Pius XII Museum (Museu Pio XII)
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM (Closed on Mondays) Tickets: General admission – €2; Reduced admission – €1 (seniors, students, groups) Address: Largo Papa Pio XII, 4700-429 Braga, Portugal Website: www.museupioxii.com Phone: +351 253 273 706 How to reach: The museum is located in the city center of Braga and can be easily reached on foot or by public transportation.

Monastery of São Martinho de Tibães (Mosteiro de São Martinho de Tibães)
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM (Closed on Mondays) Tickets: General admission – €2; Reduced admission – €1 (seniors, students, groups) Address: Rua do Mosteiro, 4700-565 Mire de Tibães, Braga, Portugal Website: www.mosteirodetibaes.org Phone: +351 253 622 670 How to reach: The monastery is located outside Braga, and it’s recommended to reach it by car or taxi.

Peneda-Gerês National Park (Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês)
Opening hours: The park is accessible 24 hours a day Tickets: Entry to the park is free Address: Vila do Gerês, 4845-067 Gerês, Portugal Website: www.pngeresturismo.pt Phone: +351 253 350 030 How to reach: The national park is located approximately 40 kilometers (25 miles) east of Braga. It’s recommended to reach it by car or taxi.

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