Discovering Braga with a local - free walking tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Nuno
Registered on January 27, 2023

Hello and welcome! My name's Nuno and I'm a professionally-trained Tour Guide currently residing in the city of Braga. Having started as a freelancer back in 2018, during my time as a professional guide, I had the chance to work with people from all walks of life, from the common man to diplomats and I love doing this! I have worked in many areas of this country - including the Douro Valley, Braga, Guimarães, Coimbra, and Aveiro - all the while traveling all over Europe, both as a regular tourist and as a hitch-hiker. By booking with me, I can promise you an entertaining and funny, yet factual and researched tour, filled with little tidbits of information from someone passionate about his City and its history.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Once upon a time, like you, I was but a stranger in this city, just going about my regular routine, unaware of all the history, stories, and legends that surrounded me. The day I started learning, was the day I realised how little I knew about those things that I'd always taken for granted as just "being there".

If there's one thing I can tell you about history, is that the more you learn, the more you realise how much meaning there is to everything there is around you.
My guarantee to you on this tour is that you'll not only see things, but I'll also attempt to teach you how to notice some of these details; all with a small pinch of humor and a smile.

Some of the key points we will see during this tour are (in no specific order):

  • The Cathedral of Braga;
  • Gardens of Saint Barbara;
  • The old palace of the Archbishops;
  • The "Arco da Porta Nova";
  • The oldest café in the city;

I will also tell you stories about the city, its past, and its people, as well as tell you about some of the traditions and even food!

Meeting Point: Near the Basilica of Congregados, I'll be wearing a grey shoulder bag with a big "A" in black on it.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Av. Central 116, 4710-251 Braga, Port...
    Av. Central 116, 4710-251 Braga, Portugal
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    In the Praça da República, usually facing the Basilica of Congregados, I will be wearing a identification badge.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Basílica dos Congregados
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Igreja dos Terceiros
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Largo Carlos Amarante
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Largo do Paço
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Jardim de Santa Bárbara
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Arco da Porta Nova
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Sé de Braga
  • 8
    Free admission
    Som da Sé

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Bonnie 14 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Nuno's enthusiasm is palpable ! He takes great pride in showing you 'his' Braga. He incorporated great stories and shared them with passion. His knowledge is evident. He listened to and answered our questions We would recommend him !
Gregory 12 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Braga is a beautiful and historic city and Nuno brought it to life. He had a great style and mastery of the content. I would recommend his walk to anyone.
Lara 29 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Nonu has been an amazing guide, with great wit and humor. Great overview of the city about the main highlights. The explications were easy to follow. Totally recommended!
Debbie 29 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Great information presented in a different way. Surprise stops along the way.
amos 23 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Nuno is a great Guide. Do not hesitate to be in his group.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.

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