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Praca da Republica

Address: Rua Manuel Espregueira 30, Braga, Portugal
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Ranked #8 of 19 Attractions in Braga
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Lisbon, Portugal
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62 reviews 62 reviews
53 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

It is, indeed, the place where you'll find more people hanging around, but you'll only need one minute to find out why! Between old and new you'll find anything in here, between old architecture, churches, restaurants, shops, you name it!

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Braga, Portugal
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you are visiting Braga and looking for historical architecture you should definitely stop by the "Praça da Republica". This is right in the middle of Braga, near other historical monuments, coffe shops, stores, etc. It is enjoyable during all the year. During the summer it is pleasant to have a coffee, drink or ice cream at night. During the... More 

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79 reviews 79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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150 reviews 150 reviews
116 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 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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280 reviews 280 reviews
50 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
70 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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