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Originating from the ancient Roman town of Bracara Augusta, Braga is currently the third largest city in Portugal. The Roman legacy is another of the attractive factors of Braga, often called ‘Portuguese Rome’. Braga is a city of huge beauty and heritage richness, which combines tradition with innovation, the memory to the youth, creativity to conservatism. With over 2000 years of a very rich history, possesses one of the oldest Sacro-Montes in Europe and is the representative of the Minho region, the Bom Jesus. In Braga, we can find the oldest Portuguese Cathedral and the Motherhouse of the Benedictines, the Monastery of Tibães (Mosteiro de Tibães). Considered to be one of the youngest European cities, Braga combines perfectly its two-thousand-year old History with an invigorating youth and vitality.

University of Minho, Portugal

University of Minho is a Public Foundation governed by private law, under the legal Regime of Higher Education Institutes.

Founded in 1973, the University of Minho welcomed its first students in the academic year of 1975/76. At present, the University is renowned for its competence and quality of teaching staff, excellence in scientific research, wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses offered and for its high level of interaction with other institutions.

For these reasons, UMinho has a central role in the region and is an important reference for the country and a recognised partner in the European and global scene. Located in the north of Portugal, the University has a campus in Braga and two others in Guimarães, Azurém Campus and Couros Campus.

Website: University of Minho (

How to get to Braga

By Air:

 If you are traveling from a distant location or abroad, you can fly to Porto Airport (Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport - OPO), which is the nearest international airport to Braga. Once you arrive at Porto Airport, you can take a taxi, tvde, shuttle bus, or metro to Porto city center, where you'll find transportation options to Braga.

Eg shuttle:

By Train:

Portugal's train network connects major cities, including Braga. You can check the timetable and book a train ticket from your departure location to Braga.
From Porto, you can take a train from Porto-São Bento or Porto-Campanhã stations to Braga. The journey takes approximately 1 hour.


By Bus:

Several bus companies operate routes to Braga from different cities in Portugal. If you're in Portugal, you can find intercity buses departing from major cities such as Lisbon or Porto. The duration of the trip will depend on your departure location.
If you're already in Porto, you can also take a bus from the Rede Expressos terminal, located near Porto's Campanhã train station, to Braga.



By Car:

 If you prefer driving, you can rent a car and follow the road network to Braga. Portugal has well-maintained highways, including the A3 and A11, which connect Porto to Braga. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes.

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