4 days in Braga District Itinerary

4 days in Braga District Itinerary

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Guimaraes
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Guimaraes

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Portuguese Nationality

The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.
Get out of town with these interesting Guimaraes side-trips: Braga (Praca da Republica, Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Guimaraes Castle, make a trip to Centro Historico de Guimaraes, take in the awesome beauty at Montanha- Parque da Penha, and admire the striking features of Padrao do Salado.

To see maps and more tourist information, read Guimaraes trip itinerary planner.

Porto to Guimaraes is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Guimaraes

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Braga District travel guide

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Lookouts · Castles · Historic Walking Areas
For centuries, Braga District served as a home away from home for the Roman, Visigoth, and Moorish invaders of Portugal. Conquered by the Christians in the 11th century, the region drew attention with its elaborate religious festivals, attracting pilgrims from all over the country. Today, nearly every corner of this compact district in the far north of Portugal boasts a historical church, palace, fountain, or garden, reminding visitors of the area's rich cultural and architectural heritage. The city of Braga, once the capital of the Roman province Gallaecia, contains the country's oldest cathedral. Begun over a thousand years ago, this imposing structure is the district's biggest tourist attraction, perplexing architecture buffs with its striking collage of different building styles.