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  1. Pauline

    Portugal Braga and Guimarães in northern Portugal

    Braga Braga (population 160,000) has an historic center with many 18th century houses covered in colorful decorative tile. It was settled in Roman times and in the 12th century was the country's religious capital. Many religious festivals are still held here. An elegant cafe, Cafe Brasileira...
  2. Braga

    Braga

    Bom Jesus do Monte, stairs down to Braga.
  3. Braga

    Braga

    Bom Jesus do Monte, 18th century church on the hills overlooking Braga.
  4. Braga

    Braga

    Entrance to Bom Jesus do Monte where women sell bags of cooked fresh fava beans as a snack.
  5. Braga

    Braga

    Sete Fontes - Seven Springs. On the outskirts of Braga, springs used for 18th century water system.
  6. Braga

    Braga

    Inside Cafe A Brasileira.
  7. Braga

    Braga

    Cafe A Brasileira, coffee and pastries.
  8. Braga

    Braga

    Cafe A Brasileira in the center of Braga.
  9. Braga

    Braga

    Local hotel.
  10. Braga

    Braga

    Shop selling linens and souvenirs.
  11. Braga

    Braga

    Closeup of tile on a building.
  12. Braga

    Braga

    Se, Braga's 11th century cathedral. Porch is late 15th century.
  13. Braga

    Braga

    Even the laundry is colorful!
  14. Braga

    Braga

    Arco da Porta Nova - gate to town built in 1512.
  15. Braga

    Braga

    We had lunch at a Anjo Verde, a vegetarian restaurant.
  16. Braga

    Braga

    Tile covered buildings in the historic center.
  17. Braga

    Braga

    Tile covered buildings in the historic center.
  18. Guimarães

    Guimarães

    Small Roman bridge on the road to Braga.
  19. Guimarães

    Guimarães

    Wonderful locally made bread.
  20. Guimarães

    Guimarães

    Nearby bakery.
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