Braga celebrates its patron saint in the most peculiar way. The city honours São João, the feasts come from pagan times, it’s time to celebrate the summer solstice, expect dancing, eating and drinking and fireworks and I mean lots!
Tip: there’s always the day after if you dislike insane popular gatherings, then the city will look even more peaceful, slowly awakening from the turmoil, walking along it will feel even more pleasurable, people will be nicer and early breakfast tastier!
Tip: There’s a lot more than some images on a video – it’s hard to focus when temptation comes in so many different ways, live it, you won’t forget it, ever!
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Vinho Verde is only produced in the northwest of Portugal. It is impossible to make it in any other part of the world. This wine characterizes by its lightness and softness, freshness, a slight acidity and is lower in alcohol. It is a wine whose best qualities show when it is still young, unlike the old saying “the older it gets, the better it becomes”.
It is superb in the Summer, it goes well with fish, seafood, white meat and salads.
Tip: from 10 to 12 June the festival will take place at the heart of the city, Avenida Central, the event where you can taste more than 100 different brands from all the sub-regions
Nearly four dozen places of worship, the largest young population and one of the oldest and traditional towns in the country explain a bit of how marriage has become a real industry around here. From May to August, brides and grooms invite their deerest ones and celebrate their marriage. They choose a monastery, an old church, even the Sé of Braga, a historic farm or hotel, there’s plenty of wedding venues, Wonderful food & drink, a lovely scenery, historic places attract people from all over the place, those who still believe that tradition says …
Tip: If you ever consider marrying around here, your most serious problem will be the decision, planning it is a piece of cake around here!