Get to know Braga, the most important town in the Minho Province dating back to 20 BC and the founding of the Roman town of Bracara Augusta. And best of all, it's free!
Free Walking Tour of Braga
At the chosen time you'll meet your guide at the Arco da Porta Nova - the Baroque and Neoclassical arch in the very centre of Braga, designed by André Soares in the 1700s. Here you'll meet your local guide, and set off to discover "The Portuguese Rome" - the most important town in the northern region bearing the same name!
Throughout the tour, your guide will bring to life the history, culture, and traditions of Braga. We'll set off towards the Sé Cathedral - a mixture of 15th century gothic and 17th-century baroque styles, and a national monument since 1910. Then highlights include the Episcopal Palace, with a history stretching back to the 4th century and the beautiful adjoining Santa Barbara Gardens, and the Theatre Circo, known for its architecture and stunning interior.
Once you've passed by the Praça da República, Avenida da Liberdade, and Rua do Raio (to name a just a few stops), over the course of two and a half hours you'll have a whole new insight on Braga and its history!
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Tours or activities will not consist of more than 10 people per group.
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
- Alcoholic drinks are not available.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
2 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.
Local guide specialist in Braga's history.
Visits inside any of the monuments.
When to book?
Bookings are permitted up until 1 hour before the activity as long as there are still places. Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability.
Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.
No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Arco de Porta Nova