Albergaria Senhora a Branca
Largo da Senhora a Branca 58, Braga, 4710-443, Portugal
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Santuário do Bom Jesus do Monte (Braga, Portugal)
Travel Tips for Braga
São João- St. John`s Party
On 23th night Braga celebrates (like my hometown) São João party. It`s a party where people takes plastic hammer and specific plants such as "cidreira" (sorry, don`t know how it calls in english).
You have to come to this party, only that way you can see how fun it is.
Close to Bom Jesus, another sanctuary stands in the hills overlooking Braga.
Though missing the garden and the great views over town, Sameiro is an important pilgrimage place, and interesting to visit.
Braga the city of the Archbishops
"A big city..."
In the portuguese city context Braga is one of the largest cities with around 173.000 people. It has all the modern comforts: hotels, malls, shopping streets, beautiful gardens and lots of attractions from the old remains of the roman city to the brand new modern art stadium and the amusement park.
"with a long past."
Braga is one of the oldest portuguese cities and also one of the oldest Christian cities in the world. In 16 B.C. the romans built the city with the name Bracara Augusta (that became the most important roman city in what is today the territory of Portugal) but remains are much older than that and are scattered in the rural regions around.
It is frequently called the city of the Archebishops. For centuries the bishop of Braga had the highest title in the Iberian Peninsula: Primaz das Espanhas. The devotion of the people of Braga can be seen in the endless churches from the city centre to the ones that crown the hills that surround the city and in the processions that show the devotion of the local people. This fact give to the city another name the portuguese' Rome and the baroque city.