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Braga is located in the Norte Region of Portugal. As the most important city in the area, Braga forms its own municipality, with which it plays the role of the capital of the District with the same name. In 2012, the city of Braga received the honor of the title European Youth Capital. The population in Braga reaches approximately 175,065 inhabitants.
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The Braga Cathedral is the principal religious monument of the city. The Diocese of the city is one of the oldest in the peninsula and therefore the past of its cathedral is very long. Over the course of time, naturally, its construction has suffered renovations and alterations, so that it can still be seen today. Some of the most relevant elements that catch the eye on the facade of the church are the 15th century Gothic arches and the 17th century towers and stories.
The Castle of Braga is the historical fortification of the city. It represents the main attraction of the community and a great part of its past. It dates back to the 2nd century and it is created in a beautiful Gothic architectural style, with granite, wood and tile. Today, the castle is managed by the Management Institute of Architectural and Archaeological Heritage.
The Roman Therme of Maximus is located in Braga and it is a vestige of the Roman past of the community. The historic site has had a great value for the archaeological studies carried out in the region and for developing the image of the evolutionary stages of the region. The origin of the site is placed sometimes in the 1st century.
The Biscainhos Museum is located in the palace with the same name in the municipality of Braga. The building dates back to the 16th century and it represents the start of the tour. The museum is based on a permanent decorative arts collection in the idea of a recreated 18th century Northern Manor House. The venue also has a splendid garden decorated and arranged through a lot of passion and professionalism.