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History, culture, nature, all wrapped in one beautiful city.

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My husband’s very fond of Roman history, so this is kind of a big deal that he can live right by Roman ruins.

Diane, A US expat living in Braga

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A safe and calm historical city

Sue, an American in Braga

We wanted a place for safe, comfortable walks everyday. We really enjoy where we are, it’s just calm and peaceful enough to live, but not far away from Braga or Vila Verde for big events or activities

Pretty and easily walkable

Diane, a US expat living in Braga

One of the things we like about Braga is the pedestrian zone in the middle of town. And it’s pretty.

A safe and calm historical city

Sue, an American in Braga

We wanted a place for safe, comfortable walks everyday. We really enjoy where we are, it’s just calm and peaceful enough to live, but not far away from Braga or Vila Verde for big events or activities

Pretty and easily walkable

Diane, a US expat living in Braga

One of the things we like about Braga is the pedestrian zone in the middle of town. And it’s pretty.

Moving to and living in Braga

Learn directly from expats about their experience of moving to and settling in Braga and how they did it

Diane's Enthusiastic Experience of Living in Braga: Exploring Roman History and Beauty in Portugal.

In this inspiring video, Diane shares her journey of moving from the United States to Portugal, specifically the city of Braga. As a former broadcaster who has lived in different states in the US, Diane and her husband decided to make a big move to Europe.

American Couple Finds Paradise in Vila Verde, Braga, Portugal: Sue and Chad's Testimonial

In this video, pre-retiree couple Sue and Chad share their inspiring journey of moving from Austin, Texas, to Soutelo near Vila Verde, Braga, in Portugal. They wanted a quieter lifestyle with plenty of outdoor activities for themselves and their dogs, but still close enough to a bustling city with restaurants, culture, and an expat community.

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Culture and lifestyle: museums, nightlife, sports, cultural heritage

Braga’s direct connection to Portugal’s historic past means plenty of cultural events to enjoy, as well as a small variety of nightclubs and bars, and football.

Sports

Sport activities

Popular sports include football, marathons, and golf

Football is likely the most popular sport in Braga, with a high performing football team, Sporting Clube de Braga. Braga also hosts marathons and charity runs, such as the annual Meia Maratona de Braga. Other popular sports include martial arts and golf.

Culture and events

History and cultural events

Enjoy many notable events in Braga

The historic centre is a testament to Braga’s extensive role in Portugal’s past, particularly in the days of the Roman Empire. In fact, Braga was once dubbed the “Rome of Portugal”, and the city hosts an annual festival called Braga Romana to honour that connection. There are also other notable events such as the Braga jazz festival, Braga São João (similar to Porto’s São João), the theatre festival MIMARTE, and the Braga International Folk Festival.

Nightlife

Entertainment

A chill but diverse nightlife

While Braga is not a huge party scene, there are a few bars and nightclubs that cater to everyone’s tastes, especially around the Rua do Souto and Praça da República area.

Sports

Sport activities

Popular sports include football, marathons, and golf

Football is likely the most popular sport in Braga, with a high performing football team, Sporting Clube de Braga. Braga also hosts marathons and charity runs, such as the annual Meia Maratona de Braga. Other popular sports include martial arts and golf.

Culture and events

History and cultural events

Enjoy many notable events in Braga

The historic centre is a testament to Braga’s extensive role in Portugal’s past, particularly in the days of the Roman Empire. In fact, Braga was once dubbed the “Rome of Portugal”, and the city hosts an annual festival called Braga Romana to honour that connection. There are also other notable events such as the Braga jazz festival, Braga São João (similar to Porto’s São João), the theatre festival MIMARTE, and the Braga International Folk Festival.

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