Portugal

Pelos caminhos de Portugal - pt3 - Braga

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hello again!! :-)

Shall we visit (revisit in my case) Braga together? I can guarantee you that it's a beautiful town, full with nice places to check out, historical or religious, good restaurants and pubs.
Braga is a very young city; you can feel it. Anywhere you go, you see young people. I like it! Gives me the impression that the city is alive.

During our 2-day stay in Braga, we visit the main attractions, as I will show you in the pictures below, but we sure had to walk a lot and wake up "early".

Because I have too many nice pictures to share with you, I will divide in two posts. Let's start with the Bom Jesus, a very well known Sanctuary in Braga with terrific views over the city and mountains, but on its own is already impressive.

On the next post, I will "show you around" Braga's city center as well as recommendations on where to grab a bite or refreshment.
(Click on the pictures to enlarge)
Welcomed in Braga with this beautiful sunset
All pics taken with Samsung A3
  • Suggestions/advises:
To visit Bom Jesus, you better take a bus, since it's quite far from the city center. The ticket is less than 2Eur/pp; the problem is that you can't trust on the schedules... Basically, we went to the bus stop and just waited for the right bus. I even asked a local and he said "oh... the schedules are just for decoration". Enough said.
Oh, still about the Bom Jesus; take the escalator! You do not want to climb all those stairs, especially not on a Summer day... you're welcome! A return ticket costs 2Eur, but if you just want one way then it's cheaper.
People from Braga (and Portugal in general) are very helpful; most people speak English, which can be handy if you don't speak Portuguese.
Now that you have seen a bit of what Bom Jesus area is like, please come back to check out the rest of the city and get some more info about this beautiful town.
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See you soon!

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