Praca da Republica
Praca da Republica
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland10,876 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
The main square of Braga. Very nice to stroll along the centre which is pedestrianised. It has a fountain which was dry on my visit, and a bandstand with grassy areas which the locals lounge on while eating lunch. Some very impressive buildings chief among them the Basilica Dos Congregados. Well worth a visit.
Written February 19, 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,170 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Praca da Republica is a great public space. It's large-ish, and the area around is like a long, stretched out park, full of greenery and beautiful colourful flowers. They take care of this area, as we observed a number of workers tending to the plants. A great place to wander through, to visit shops and do some shopping, and to sit down at one of the local cafes or restaurants, have a coffee or a meal, or both, and just watch the world go by.
Written April 10, 2019
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Angie2012-11
London, UK687 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Nice, big square, with many restaurants around, few churches, fountains and growing flowers. Nice place to sit, relax and enjoy or just walk around. Worth seeing.
Written September 16, 2021
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J L
Philadelphia, PA112 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Solo
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 area becomes a street fair with booths selling a variety of crafts and holiday treats.
Written April 14, 2012
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Jeffrey F
Ilkeston, UK1,400 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
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 several pedestrianized street shoot off, including the Avenida da Liberdade. Others might have made this wide street into a major bus & car route. Braga carpeted it with flowers.

On our visit this main square was hosting some sort of Book Fair, and there were a number of inviting marquees & stall with differing books. There were three fountains with a seemingly infinite variety of water jets, lots of cafes with shady open-air seating. The only actual permanent building in the square (rather than alongside it) was McDonalds: which rather shocked us. Actually it was very tastefully done – and clearly very popular, with its own array of open air seating.

We went into the church on Avenida Central (fronting the square) thinking it to be the Cathedral as people were piling in for a late afternoon midweek service. Actually it was the Ingreja dos Congregados, an ordinary parish church, very tastefully decorated, and clearly full of life.

We found a huge variety of shops in the immediate vicinity as well as a very helpful ‘Tourismo’ on the corner – and we didn’t even go into the Braga Shopping Mall on the other side of Avenida Centre. Braga and its central square is a very pleasant place to be.
Written July 14, 2014
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Mariana P
Lisbon, Portugal130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Plenty of shops and restaurants, beautiful buildings and churches all around. Not traffic, so great for a walk.
Written October 17, 2020
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Italia Ignota
Florence, Italy354 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
One of the most beautiful squares seen in my trip to Portugal. Impossible not to stop in front of the masterful fountain to take some photos and not to take a walk along the garden.

If you would like to see my tips just go to the following link: https://www.tripadvisor.it/Trips/92555137/The%20northern%20region%20of%20Portugal
Written May 3, 2020
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Peter M
Glasgow, UK278 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
Great place to visit

Was here last thursday amazing when we Rangers took over here , will have to visit this place when theres no football on
Written April 11, 2022
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ludor
Iasi, Romania2,974 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Beautiful square of Braga, both by night and in the middle of the day.

Great photography opportunities :-)
Written October 18, 2021
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ashuk
Kirkintilloch, UK908 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Underwhelming square just off the old town area with some overpriced restaurants for tourists.

Disappointingly the fountain was not in operation when I visited.
Written February 27, 2020
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