Braga Free Tour
Braga Free Tour
Discover one of the most historical and important cities of Portugal and dive into its great Roman, Religious and Medieval past with us!
Time: 10:30 & 15:00
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
We begin the Braga Free Tour at Campo das Hortas and, as we go through the Arco da Porta Nova, we talk about the Roman heritage and the influence of the Catholic Church throughout the centuries. Did you know that Braga is still called today the City of the Archbishops? Your guide will take you through Old Braga, as we pass by Braga City Hall and Public Library and feel the weight of history.
We’ll venture into the very heart of the city, the Arcada and Praça da República to admire the breathtaking baroque Convent of the Congregados. If there is one architect that will be referenced along the tour it is André Soares, the self-taught genius that decorated the city with sculptures and towers in the 18th century. Then, descending Avenida da Liberdade we will enjoy the colored flowered sidewalks until the Palácio Raio. And, while listening to secrets and legends, we will head towards the unmissable Sé de Braga, without missing the Church of Santa Cruz and the typical Frigideiras do Cantinho.
The Diocese of Braga dates back to the 3rd Century, but this incredible Cathedral began construction after the city was conquered from the moors in the 11th century. The Cathedral of Braga holds many architectural treasures inside its walls, like a Roman tomb or the Brazil Cross, held at the first mass in the territory. Only facing this fascinating witness to Portugal’s history we are able to understand the expression “older than the Sé de Braga”.
Highlights of the Braga Free Tour
Understand the importance of Braga in the history of Portugal
Enjoy the vibe of the squares, streets and avenues of Braga
Marvel at the Cathedral of Braga and at one of its many treasures
Get to know more about its archbishops, architects, artists, and a lot more
What we’ll see in the Braga Free Tour
Arco da Porta Nova
Avenida da Libertade
Gardens & squares
Cathedral of Braga
Praça da República & Arches
Meeting Point: Campo das Hortas
Look for the blue umbrellas!
Frequently Asked Questions
How can your tours be free?
Our Free Tours are based on tips only! Part of this will go to cover marketing and operational expenses. In this way we achieve great quality in the tours, immense guest satisfaction and that we also make sure that, regardless of the budget, everyone can enjoy Braga as much as we do.
In which language is the tour?
The Braga Free Tour is exclusively in Spanish.
When does the tour run?
The Braga Free Tour runs, daily, at 10:30, and also at 15:00 on Saturdays.
How long is the tour?
The Braga Free Tour lasts for approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, but it can be a little longer depending on the rhythm of the group.
Is it suitable for people with reduced mobility or babies in a stroller?
No, the Braga Free Tour is not recommended if this is your situation.
We're a big group. Can we still join?
We always try not to leave anyone out but, sometimes with large groups, it is difficult to organize the tour and the guides. Groups of 7 or more are always welcomed, but we require a prepayment of 10€ per adult and 5€ per youngster (14 – 18 years). This principle results from the need to protect and value the level of quality and dedication of our guides.
You set the price!