Braga Tour Ideas
Braga is not only the oldest Portuguese city, but is also one of the oldest Christian cities in the world. Founded in Roman times as Bracara Augusta, Braga has over 2000 years of history. Located in the North of Portugal, the beautiful city of Braga also offers opportunities for recreation and culture which are unique in Portugal, with its night-life, cinemas, theater, exhibitions, museums and art galleries. It is a city full of culture and traditions, where history and religion live side by side with the technology industry and university life. In 2012 it was awarded European Youth Capital.
<p>We set off towards Amarante and its traditional streets where we breathe in History and Heritage. </p>
<p>The trip continues onto Régua, with a quick stop at an observation point in Mesão Frio. It was from Peso da Régua that, in past centuries, the typical Rabelo boats transported the barrels of wine to Vila Nova de Gaia. And this story can be witnessed in the Douro House, with its stained glass where you can see portrayed the history of the Douro Demarcated Wine Region. The Railway Station, where the first train arrived in 1879, is a must-visit. At lunch, enjoy roasted kid served with a Douro wine. We leave for Pinhão and, once there, we suggest a walk along the river bank, a quick visit to the train station, with its typical tiles, and then on to an estate and Port wine tasting.</p>
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