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Praca da Republica

Rua Manuel Espregueira 30, Braga, Portugal
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Ranked #8 of 17 Attractions in Braga
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This central market square is very much worth spending some time: stroll around, sit down and have a coffee while watching the people passing by... The fountain (if she works) is a very nice touch to this square, which is illuminated at night.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It's easy to gravitate to this lovely square with its bustling cafes and nearby shops. A good spot for a coffee break, lunch or dinner; fun to relax here and just watch the tourists and locals passing by. Walking distance to many of Braga's famous churches, museums and historic sites.

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
116 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If I was to live anywhere in Portugal, it would be in Braga. Though it is often derided in tourist guides as ‘over-religious’ & ‘buttoned-up’ we did not find it so at all. It has a great balance of commerce, tourist sights and religious places. And it’s very friendly. The centre of town is the Placa da Republica from which... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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45 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This is the main square of Viana do Costelo, which is a good place to have a coffee in a couple of cafe's. We went to Caravela, recommended by my guide book and now by myself for it's excellent pastries.

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Braselton, Georgia
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138 reviews 138 reviews
70 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

As you stroll toward the square from the station, you will pass through a nice monumental archway gate onto the pedestrian streets that are lined with wonderful shops that are mostly for the locals. People are relaxed and friendly and the square is large and long with many pretty buildings, fountains and sculpture along the way. A MacDonalds is in... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Spent an evening and Saturday morning here and found the place intriguing. Obviously a source of pride to the city-dwellers - much of the new development here in Braga is not so good. Despite the weather the street artists entertained and brightened a bleak weather day.

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Warsaw, Poland
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Interesting architecture. This spot and nearby streets are nice place for a walk and small shoping. There is a few good confectioneries where you can have a cup a coffee and piece of cake.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

The plaza is a large, open area with restaurants and shopping surrounding it. From the plaza you have a lovely view of the large fountain, the Avenida da Liberdade which is filled with shops and cafes, and the parkway along Avenida Central. The tourism information center for Braga is also on one corner of the plaza. For Semana Santa, the... More

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