Located in the Cavado Valley of Northern Portugal, Braga is a medium sized city with both old town and modern characteristics. There is a university in town, known as Universidade do Minho which gives the city a young feel with a lot of life. There are many bars, clubs, and activities around to keep you entertained.
The city is easily accessible by train, but once you arrive the train station is a little out of town. You can make your way into the city center by either bus or taxi. Alternatively, it is typically cheaper and faster to reach Braga by bus.
There are a handful of sights throughout the city, including cathedrals, museums, and the fascinating Tree of Life Chapel. This chapel is made with 20 tons of wood, but not a single nail or piece of metal. It's truly fascinating to see. It is also worth doing a trip to the nearby Nacional Park of Peneda-Gerez.
The food in Braga is actually quite diverse and delicious. Some of the specialties include potato and cabbage broth, a type of corn bread, roasted meat such as pork, fish, including cod or trout, duck rice, or local hams. The meals are typically filling and delicious.
To get around Braga there is a descent bus system. Although public transit here is not as established as in some other Portuguese cities, it is still relatively efficient and your best means of transportation aside from walking. Do try to get outside of the city during your visit, at least for a few hours. The landscape here is quiet beautiful and worth a day trip. There are nearby parks and some smaller, historic towns that are also worth a trip, so allow yourself at least one day during your visit to make some day trips outside of the city.
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Because of the university in town, as well as the rural landscape nearby, there are many diverse local specialties you can find in restaurants around town. The dishes range from simple and basic to quiet complex and impressive. You can have homemade bread with maize, roasted pork, cod, trout, and octopus. There also a local chicken and rice dish known as pica no chao as well as a similar duck rice dish. If you're feeling exotic you can try a meal made from young goat, baked heifer, or local hams.