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Braga
Flag of Braga
Municipal flag
Coat of arms of Braga
Municipal coat of arms
Location of Braga
Location  
 - Country Flag of Portugal Portugal
 - Region Norte
 - Subregion Cávado
 - District or A.R. Braga
Mayor Mesquita Machado
 - Party PS
Area 183.2 km²
Population
 - Total 170,858
 - Density 933/km²
No. of parishes 62
Coordinates 41º35'N 8º25'W
Municipal holiday Saint John
June 24
Website: http://www.cm-braga.pt

Braga (pronounced [ˈBrag-uh]), a city and municipality in northwestern Portugal, is the capital of the district of Braga, the oldest archdiocese and one of the major cities of the country. With a population of 128,138 in the city proper, Braga is the fifth largest city in Portugal, after Lisbon (Lisboa), Porto (Oporto), Amadora and Vila Nova de Gaia.[citation needed] Including the suburban parishes, the municipality has a total of 62 parishes and 170,858 inhabitants. Braga is also the center of the Greater Metropolitan Area of Minho with a population of 798,137 one of the fastest growing urban areas in the European Union.[citation needed] Under the Roman Empire, as Bracara Augusta, it was capital of the province Gallaecia. The urban area extends from the (river) Cavado to the (river) Este. Braga is serviced by regional and fast trains to Porto and Lisbon. The city of Oporto (Porto) is about 53 km. The present Mayor is Francisco Soares Mesquita Machado, elected from the Socialist Party. Braga can refer to: The Brazilian composer Antônio Francisco Braga The Brazilian composer Roberto Carlos Braga The Brazilian composer Braguinha In geography and as a jurisdiction: Belmiro Braga, city in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil Braga, city in northwestern Portugal Braga (district), district located in the Northwest of... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links BRG.png Crest of Braga (Portugal) Author: Sérgio Horta The author has agreed to usage of his works under the GNU-FDL, as long as he is quoted as the source: Caro Senhor, Manuel Anastácio File links The following pages link to this... Image File history File links LocalBraga. ... This article describes the political subdivisions of Portugal: Districts, regions, metropolitan areas, urban communities, intermunicipal communities, undefined areas, autonomous regions, and former regions. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... A strong cold northeasterly wind which blows in Mexico and on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. ... Map showing the location of the Cávado subregion Cávado is a subregion that is integrated in the portuguese region of Norte. ... The District of Braga is located in the Northwest of Portugal, the District Capital is the city of Braga. ... Political parties in Portugal lists political parties in Portugal. ... The Socialist Party ( Portuguese: Partido Socialista) is a political party of Portugal. ... A freguesia (pron. ... For other uses, see Braga (disambiguation). ... For the hip-hop producer with the same name, see John the Baptist (producer). ... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of the municipalities of Portugal. ... Many of the municipalities of Portugal are older than the country itself. ... The District of Braga is located in the Northwest of Portugal, the District Capital is the city of Braga. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Norte  - Subregion Cávado  - District or A.R. Braga Mayor Mesquita Machado  - Party PS Area 183. ... Greater Metropolitan Area of Minho (Grande Área Metropolitana do Minho) in Portugal consists of 13 municipalities that makes the third most populous metropolitan area in the country. ... For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... Gallaecia or Callaecia (from Gaulish *gal-laikos smoke?-hero/warrior) was the name of a Roman province that comprised a territory in the north-west of Hispania (approximately the current Galicia of Spain and the north of Portugal). ... The Socialist Party ( Portuguese: Partido Socialista) is a political party of Portugal. ...

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History

For the Ecclesiastical history see Archbishopric of Braga

The region around the city of Braga, in today Portugal, was an important centre for the spreading of Christendom in the Iberian Peninsula. ...

Antiquity

The region of Braga has been inhabited since pre-historic times, and in the Iron Age the Bracari people occupied the region and built their characteristic fortified villages (castrum). It was the capital of the Callaici Bracarii, or Bracarenses, a tribe who occupied what is now Galicia and northern Portugal. The Romans began their conquest of the region around 136 BC, and during the times of Emperor Augustus (around the year 20 BC) the city of Bracara Augusta was founded in the context of the administrative needs of the new Roman territory. Bracara was dedicated to the Emperor, hence its name Augusta. The Bracari were an ancient celtiberian tribe akin to the Lusitanians and Calaicians or Gallaeci, living in the north of modern Portugal, in the province of Minho, between the rivers Tâmega and Cávado, around the area of the modern city of Braga. ... In Galicia and Northern Portugal a castro is fortified pre-Roman Iron Age Celtic village, usually located in a hill or some natural easy defendable place. ... Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... Bust of Augustus Caesar Caesar Augustus (Latin: IMP·CAESAR·DIVI·F·AVGVSTVS)¹ (23 September 63 BC – 19 August AD 14), known earlier in his life as Gaius Octavius or Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, was the first Roman Emperor and is traditionally considered the greatest. ...

Map of Braga at the end of the 16th century, when the city was still enclosed by its mediaeval wall. The large building in the middle is the Cathedral of Braga. The Palace of the Archbishops, with many courtyards, can be seen over the cathedral. The structure with many towers at the right corner of the walls is the ancient Castle of Braga, from which a tower has survived
Map of Braga at the end of the 16th century, when the city was still enclosed by its mediaeval wall. The large building in the middle is the Cathedral of Braga. The Palace of the Archbishops, with many courtyards, can be seen over the cathedral. The structure with many towers at the right corner of the walls is the ancient Castle of Braga, from which a tower has survived

. The city of Bracara Augusta developed greatly during the 1st century and reached its maximum extension in the 2nd century. Towards the end of the 3rd century, Emperor Diocletianus promoted the city to the status of capital of the newly-founded province of Gallaecia. Image File history File linksMetadata Braga-mapa_mediaval. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Braga-mapa_mediaval. ... Main façade of Braga Cathedral. ... Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletian (245-313 AD/CE), born Diocles, was Roman Emperor from November 20, 284 to May 1, 305. ... Gallaecia or Callaecia (from Gaulish *gal-laikos smoke?-hero/warrior) was the name of a Roman province that comprised a territory in the north-west of Hispania (approximately the current Galicia of Spain and the north of Portugal). ...


During the times of the Germanic Invasions of the Iberian Peninsula, Roman power was dissolved and Bracara Augusta and the whole region of Gallaecia fell into the hands of the Sueves, a Germanic people from Central Europe. In 410, the Sueves established a Kingdom in the Northwest of Iberia and chose Bracara as capital. But about 584 it passed into the hands of the Visigothic conquerors of Hispania, whose renunciation of the Arian and Priscillianist heresies, at two synods held here in the 6th century, marks the origin of its ecclesiastical greatness. The archbishops of Braga retain the title of primate of Portugal, and long claimed supremacy over the Hispanic church also; but their authority was never accepted throughout Hispania. Human migration denotes any movement of groups of people from one locality to another, rather than of individual wanderers. ... The Suebi or Suevi were a Germanic people whose origin was near the Baltic Sea . ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Iberian Peninsula. ... Priscillian of Avila (died 385) was a Spanish theologian and the founder of a party which advocated strong asceticism. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Iberian Peninsula. ...


Braga had an important role in the Christianisation of the Iberian Peninsula. The first known bishop of Braga, Paternus, lived in the end of the 4th century, although Saint Ovidius (d. 135 AD) is sometimes considered one of the first bishops of this city.[1] In the early 5th century, Paulus Orosius, a friend of Saint Augustine born in Braga, wrote several theological and historical works of great importance. In the 6th century a great figure was Saint Martin of Braga, a bishop of Braga who converted the Sueves from Arianism to Catholicism. He also founded an important monastery near Braga, in Dumio (Dume), now an archaeological site. Several Ecumenic Councils were held in Braga during this period, a sign of the religious importance of the city. As a means of recording the passage of time, the 4th century was that century which lasted from 301 to 400. ... Saint Ovidius (Portuguese: ), also Saint Auditus, is a Portuguese saint. ... Paulus Orosius (c. ... Augustinus redirects here. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Martin of Braga. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Relation to other religions Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Athanasius · Augustine · Constantine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas Arminius · Calvin · Luther · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box... As a Christian ecclesiastical term, Catholic—from the Greek adjective , meaning general or universal[1]—is described in the Oxford English Dictionary as follows: ~Church, (originally) whole body of Christians; ~, belonging to or in accord with (a) this, (b) the church before separation into Greek or Eastern and Latin or... Dumio (Dume, Dumium) is a former see and monastery near Braga. ... The region around the city of Braga, in today Portugal, was an important centre for the spreading of Christendom in the Iberian Peninsula. ...

Mediaeval wing (14th century) of the Archbishop's Palace of Braga with Saint Barbara's Garden.
Mediaeval wing (14th century) of the Archbishop's Palace of Braga with Saint Barbara's Garden.

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Middle Ages

The history of Braga during Visigothic and Arab times is very obscure and represent periods of decadence for the city. From the Moors, who captured Braga early in the 8th century, the city was retaken in 1040 by king Ferdinand I of Castile and Leon. From 1093 to 1147 it was the residence of the Portuguese court. The bishopric is restored in 1070 and the first new bishop, Pedro, starts rebuilding the Cathedral, many times modified in the following centuries. In the early 12th century, Count Henry of Portugal and bishop Gerald of Moissac manage to turn Braga into an archbishopric seat, with power over a large area in Iberia. The mediaeval city develops around the cathedral and covers only a fraction of the ancient Roman city. The maximum authority in the city remains that of the archbishop. A votive crown belonging to Reccesuinth (653–672) The Visigoths (Latin: ) were one of two main branches of the Goths, an East Germanic tribe, the Ostrogoths being the other. ... The Moorish invasion of Iberia (711–718) commenced when the Moors, the Muslim inhabitants of North and West Africa, invaded Visigothic Christian Hispania (Portugal and Spain) in the year 711 CE. Under the authority of the caliph at Damascus, and led by the Berber general Tariq ibn Ziyad, they landed... Ferdinand I of Castile, El Magno or the Great, (d. ... Main façade of Braga Cathedral. ... Henry of Burgundy (1066–1112) was Count of Portugal from 1093 to his death. ...


Modern Age

In the 16th century, Braga did not profit from the Age of Portuguese Discoveries, that favoured cities like Lisbon, Évora and Coimbra. This situation was changed by Archbishop Diogo de Sousa, who sponsored several urban improvements in the city, including the enlargement of streets, the creation of public squares and the foundation of hospitals and new churches. He also modernised the cathedral by adding a new main chapel in the fashion of the time, the manueline style. Diogo de Sousa turned the mediaeval town into a renaissance city, and many of his improvements can still be seen in modern Braga. See also: Age of Sail and Afro-Asiatic age of discovery For the computer wargame, Age of Discovery, see Global Diplomacy. ... For other uses, see Lisbon (disambiguation). ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Alentejo  - Subregion Alentejo Central  - District or A.R. Évora Mayor Ernesto Oliveira  - Party PS Area 1,307. ... Location    - Country  Portugal  - Region Centro  - Subregion Baixo Mondego  - District or A.R. Coimbra Mayor Carlos Encarnação  - Party PSD Area 319. ... In architecture, manueline is the sumptuous, composite Portuguese style of architectural ornamentation of the first decades of the 16th century, incorporating maritime elements and discoveries brought from the voyages of Vasco da Gama and Pedro Álvares Cabral. ...


Another golden age for the city was the 18th century, in which archbishops and architects like André Soares and Carlos Amarante dotted the city and surrounding region with beautiful baroque churches and civil buildings. The Municipality, the Public Library building, the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte and many urban palaces date from this period. Bom Jesus do Monte is a Portuguese sanctuary dedicated to the the good Jesus at the mountain, Braga. ...


The 19th century was a difficult period for the city and the country, which had been invaded by Napoleonic troops. In the second half of that century, the influence of Portuguese immigrants who had lived in Brazil introduced new tastes and improvements in the city architecture and infrastructure. For the 1862 American Civil War campaign, see Peninsula Campaign. ...


In the 20th century Braga faced great demographic and urbanistic pressures, and the infrastructure of the city had to be greatly improved to meet the new needs.

Saint Paul Church in Braga (Igreja de São Paulo), 16th century.
Saint Paul Church in Braga (Igreja de São Paulo), 16th century.

Igreja de S. Paulo-Braga The Saint Paul Church in Portuguese, Igreja de São Paulo is a Portuguese 16th-century church in Braga, Portugal, dedicated to Saint Paul the Apostle of Jesus. ...

Main sights

The city of Braga and surrounding region have many historical monuments,including:the Cathedral(Se),Bom Jesus and Sameiro(Sanctuaries).


In the city center

Churches

  • Braga Cathedral (Sé de Braga, 12th-18th centuries): The most important historical monument of the city. Rich mix of architectural and artistic styles.
  • Populo Church (16th century): Neo-classical church.
  • Misericordia Church (Igreja da Misericórdia) A church, renaissance style.
  • Saint Paul Church in Braga (Igreja de São Paulo)
  • Saint Vicent Church (Igreja de São Vicente)
  • Carmo Church (Igreja do Carmo)
  • Congregados Church (Igreja dos Congregados)

Main façade of Braga Cathedral. ... Populo Church Populo Church (Portuguese: Igreja do Populo) is a neoclassical church located in Braga. ... The Cathedral of Vilnius (1783), by Laurynas Gucevičius. ... Misericordia Church The Misericordia is a church located in Braga, Portugal. ... This article is about the European Renaissance of the 14th-17th centuries. ... Igreja de S. Paulo-Braga The Saint Paul Church in Portuguese, Igreja de São Paulo is a Portuguese 16th-century church in Braga, Portugal, dedicated to Saint Paul the Apostle of Jesus. ...

Museums

  • Biscainhos Museum
  • Museum Medina
  • Nogueira da Silva Museum
  • D. Diogo de Sousa Museum
  • Cathedral Treasure
  • Pius XII Museum
  • Image Museum
  • Stringed Instruments Museum

The Museum Medina is located in Braga, Portugal comprises 83 oil paintings and 21 drawings of the painter Henrique Medina. ... The Nogueira da Silva Museum is located in Braga, Portugal. ...

Others

  • Idol's Fountain (Fonte do Ídolo, 1st century AD): Roman fountain dedicated to an indigenous god, Tongoenabiagus. Bears reliefs and inscriptions.
  • Tower of Braga Castle (14th century): Gothic tower left from the ancient castle of the city.
  • Coimbras Chapel (Capela dos Coimbras, early 16th century): Richly decorated chapel in Renaissance and Manueline styles.
  • Archbishop's Palace or Archiepiscopal Court (Paço Arquiepiscopal) (14th-18th centuries): Gothic, Mannerist and Baroque wings. Houses the Library of the City.
Municipality of Braga and Fountain of the Pelican. Both were built in the 18th century.
Municipality of Braga and Fountain of the Pelican. Both were built in the 18th century.
  • Arco da Porta Nova (New City Gate, 18th century): Beautiful baroque-style city gate that substituted an earlier Gothic gate.
  • Braga Town Hall (18th century): Baroque building.
  • Raio Palace (18th century): Outstanding Baroque-Rococo urban palace with richly decorated façade.
  • Theatro Circo (20th century) the most famous theater in Braga
  • Santa Barbara Garden (Jardim de Santa Bárbara)
  • Aguas Ferreas Fountain
  • Sieves House (Casa dos Crivos)

The Idols Fountain or, in portuguese Fonte do Ídolo, is a Roman fountain located in Braga, Portugal. ... Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... Tongoenabiagus was the God of Oaths Fountain in Lusitanian mythology. ... Castle keep (Torre de Menagem) Braga Castle (Portuguese: Castelo de Braga) was located in the city of Braga, freguesia of São João do Souto, District of Braga, in Portugal, but only a small section remains today. ... The western facade of Reims Cathedral, France. ... Coimbras Chapel Coimbras Chapel (Portuguese: Capela dos Coimbras) is a Manueline chapel located in Braga. ... This article is about the European Renaissance of the 14th-17th centuries. ... In architecture, manueline is the sumptuous, composite Portuguese style of architectural ornamentation of the first decades of the 16th century, incorporating maritime elements and discoveries brought from the voyages of Vasco da Gama and Pedro Álvares Cabral. ... The western facade of Reims Cathedral, France. ... Mannerism is the usual English term for an approach to all the arts, particularly painting but not exclusive to it, a reaction to the High Renaissance, emerging after the Sack of Rome in 1527 shook Renaissance confidence, humanism and rationality to their foundations, and even Religion had split apart. ... For other uses, see Baroque (disambiguation). ... Julio Pérez Ferrero Library - Cúcuta, Colombia A modern-style library in Chambéry A library is a collection of information, sources, resources, and services: it is organized for use and maintained by a public body, an institution, or a private individual. ... Image File history File links Camara_de_braga. ... Image File history File links Camara_de_braga. ... The Braga Town Hall The Braga Town Hall (in portuguese Câmara Municipal de Braga) is a landmark building located in the heart of Braga, Portugal. ... Arco da Porta Nova - Braga The Arco da Porta Nova (in English, New City Gate) is an arch in Braga, Portugal. ... The Braga Town Hall The Braga Town Hall (in portuguese Câmara Municipal de Braga) is a landmark building located in the heart of Braga, Portugal. ... For other uses, see Baroque (disambiguation). ... The Raio Palace, in portuguese Palácio do Raio, its a palace in Braga, Portugal. ... A style of 18th century French art and interior design, Rococo style rooms were designed as total works of art with elegant and ornate furniture, small sculptures, ornamental mirrors, and tapestry complementing architecture, reliefs, and wall paintings. ... The Theatro Circo is a theater in Braga, Portugal. ... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed...

Outside the city centre

Bom Jesus do Monte is a Portuguese sanctuary dedicated to the the good Jesus at the mountain, Braga. ... The Cathedral of Vilnius (1783), by Laurynas Gucevičius. ... The Bom Jesus funicular (Portuguese: Elevador do Bom Jesus) is a funicular located in Bom Jesus do Monte, city of Braga, Portugal. ... The Iberian Peninsula, or Iberia, is located in the extreme southwest of Europe, and includes modern day Spain, Portugal, Andorra and Gibraltar. ... Falperra Church or the Church of Santa Maria Madalena is a rococo church located in Falperra Hill, Braga, Portugal. ... For other uses, see Baroque (disambiguation). ... Floor plan (floorplan, floor-plan) in its original meaning is an architecture term, a diagram of a room, a building, or a level (floor) of a building as if seen from the above (i. ... A style of 18th century French art and interior design, Rococo style rooms were designed as total works of art with elegant and ornate furniture, small sculptures, ornamental mirrors, and tapestry complementing architecture, reliefs, and wall paintings. ... The Monastery of Tibães is a monastery situated near Braga in the north of Portugal. ... For the college, see Benedictine College. ... This article is about the religious or spiritual journey. ... The term Virgin Mary has several different meanings: Mary, the mother of Jesus, the historical and multi-denominational concept of Mary Blessed Virgin Mary, the Roman Catholic theological and doctrinal concept of Mary Marian apparitions shrines to the Virgin Mary Virgin Mary in Islam, the Islamic theological and doctrinal concept... Estádio Municipal de Braga, entrance Estádio Municipal de Braga, inside Estádio Municipal de Braga (English: Braga Municipal Stadium—not used) is a football stadium in Braga, Portugal, with an all-seated capacity of 30,359, built in 2003 as the new home for the club Sporting Braga... Pre-Romanesque art is the roughly 400 year period in Western European art from about the Carolingian Renaissance in the 8th century, to the beginning of the 12th century Romanesque period. ... A chapel is a private church, usually small and often attached to a larger institution such as a college, a hospital, a palace, or a prison. ... The 7th century is the period from 601 - 700 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian Era. ... Interior of the Saint-Saturnin church St-Sernin, Toulouse, 1080 – 1120: elevation of the east end Romanesque sculpture, cloister of St. ... Bom Jesus do Monte is a Portuguese sanctuary dedicated to the the good Jesus at the mountain, Braga. ... Typical illustration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ The Sacred Heart is a religious devotion to Jesus physical heart. ...

Commerce, business and transportation

Bank of Portugal building in Braga.
Bank of Portugal building in Braga.

The major industries in the municipality are construction, metallurgy and mechanics, software development and web design. The computer industry is growing rapidly. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1536x1892, 348 KB) Edificio do Banco de Portugal em Braga. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1536x1892, 348 KB) Edificio do Banco de Portugal em Braga. ...


Education, science and technology

The city is the headquarters and main campus for the Universidade do Minho (Minho University), a public university founded in 1973. In the city was established also, in 1967, a branch of the oldest private university of Portugal, the Universidade Católica Portuguesa at Braga. Categories: Stub | Universities and colleges in Portugal ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A private university is a university that is run without the control of any government entity. ... The Portuguese Catholic University (UCP - Universidade Católica Portuguesa) is a private university of the Catholic Church, in Portugal. ...


In the late 2000s a major international research centre was founded in the city - the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory.


Sports

Braga's football (soccer) team, SC Braga plays in the top division of the Portuguese Superliga. Soccer redirects here. ... Sporting Clube de Braga (pron. ... The Portuguese Liga (pron. ...


Famous citizens

  • Paulus Orosius (c.385–c.420): Important historian and theologue from the Braga diocese, friend of St. Augustine.
  • Martin of Braga (c.520 – 580): Bishop of Braga that converted the Suevi to Catholicism.
  • Diogo de Sousa (c.1461-1532): Archbishop of Braga after 1505. A great sponsor of the arts, he remodelled the Cathedral and promoted the urbanisation of the city following Renaissance models. He also founded several churches and an important school (the São Paulo School).
  • Francisco Sanches (1550-1623): 16th-century physician born in the Braga diocese and educated in universities in France and Italy.
  • André Soares (1720-1769): 18th century architect, designed several important Rococo buildings in Braga and Northern Portugal.
  • Domingos Leite Pereira: Portuguese politician of the Portuguese First Republic.
  • Martin of Braga: archbishop of Braga
  • Mão Morta (1984-present): Portuguese avant-gard rock band.
  • Marie Myriam (born Myriam Lopes in Braga,8 of May 1957) french singer of portuguese origens,winner of 1977

Eurivision Song Festival with "L`Oiseau et L`Enfant" ("The Bird and the Child"),witten by Jean Paul Cara and Joe Grace. Paulus Orosius (c. ... For other uses, see Historian (disambiguation). ... Theology finds its scholars pursuing the understanding of and providing reasoned discourse of religion, spirituality and God or the gods. ... Augustinus redirects here. ... Saint Martin of Dumio (c. ... The Suebi or Suevi were a Germanic people whose origin was near the Baltic Sea . ... As a Christian ecclesiastical term, Catholic—from the Greek adjective , meaning general or universal[1]—is described in the Oxford English Dictionary as follows: ~Church, (originally) whole body of Christians; ~, belonging to or in accord with (a) this, (b) the church before separation into Greek or Eastern and Latin or... Francisco Sanches Francisco Sanches (c. ... Domingos Leite Pereira (pron. ... History of Portugal series Prehistoric Portugal Pre-Roman Portugal Roman Lusitania and Gallaecia Visigoths and Suevi Moorish rule and Reconquista First County of Portugal Kingdom of Galicia and Portugal Second County of Portugal Establishment of the Monarchy Consolidation of the Monarchy 1383–1385 Crisis Discoveries Portuguese Empire 1580 Crisis Iberian... Saint Martin of Dumio (c. ... Mão Morta is a portuguese avant-garde rock band that started its activities in 1984 in Braga. ... Marie Myriam (born Miriam Lopes, May 8, 1957 in Braga, Portugal) is a French singer. ...

Modern urban landscape of Braga.
Modern urban landscape of Braga.

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Trivia

Populo Church
Populo Church

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Sister cities

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Parishes

  • Adaúfe
  • Arcos
  • Arentim
  • Aveleda
  • Cabreiros
  • Celeirós
  • Cividade
  • Crespos
  • Cunha
  • Dume
  • Escudeiros
  • Espinho
  • Esporões
  • Ferreiros
  • Figueiredo
  • Fradelos
  • Fraião
  • Frossos
  • Gondizalves
  • Gualtar
  • Guisande
  • Lamaçães
  • Lamas
  • Lomar
  • Maximinos
  • Mire de Tibães
  • Morreira
  • Navarra
  • Nogueira
  • Nogueiró
  • Padim da Graça
  • Palmeira
  • Panóias
  • Parada de Tibães
  • Pedralva
  • Pousada
  • Priscos
  • Real
  • Ruilhe
  • Santa Lucrécia de Algeriz
  • Santo Estêvão do Penso
  • São João do Souto
  • São José de São Lázaro
  • São Julião dos Passos
  • São Mamede de Este
  • São Paio de Merelim
  • São Pedro de Este
  • São Pedro de Merelim
  • São Pedro de Oliveira
  • São Vicente
  • São Vicente do Penso
  • São Vítor
  • Semelhe
  • Sequeira
  • Sobreposta
  • Tadim
  • Tebosa
  • Tenões
  • Trandeiras
  • Vilaça
  • Vimieiro

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Coordinates: 41°33′N, 8°26′W Image File history File links Portal. ... The District of Braga is located in the Northwest of Portugal, the District Capital is the city of Braga. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Norte  - Subregion Cávado  - District or A.R. Braga Mayor José Barbosa  - Party PS Area 82. ... Barcelos is a city located in Braga district in the north of Portugal the city population is 22,207 in 7 parishes the municipality has 121,245 in 89 parishes. ... District or region Braga Mayor   - Party Joaquim Barreto PS Area 241. ... District or region Braga Mayor   - Party Albertino Mota Silva PSD Area 181. ... District or region Braga Mayor   - Party Fernando Cepa PSD Area 95. ... District or region Braga Mayor   - Party José Martins Ribeiro PS Area 219. ... District or region Braga Mayor   - Party Magalhães Silva PS Area 241. ... District or region Braga Mayor   - Party Manuel Baptista PSD Area 132. ... District or region Braga Mayor   - Party António Afonso PSD Area 277. ... Vieira do Minho is a parish and a village (municipality Seat) in the Braga district of Portugal, and has a population of 2289. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Norte  - Subregion Ave  - District or A.R. Braga Mayor Armindo Costa  - Party PSD-CDS Area 201. ... District or region Braga Mayor   - Party José Antunes PSD Area 228. ... District or region Braga Mayor   - Party Francisco Ferreira PS Area 24. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...



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CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Braga (1022 words)
Braga is situated in a flat fertile tract of land between the rivers Este and Cavado, in the province of Minho, in the Kingdom of Portugal.
The real facts in the case are that after the destruction of Astorga (433) by the Visigoths Braga was elevated to the dignity of a metropolitan see in the time of St.
Braga having been destroyed by the Saracens, and restored in 1071, a succession of illustrious bishops occupied the see.
Braga: Information from Answers.com (1547 words)
IPA ['bɾagɐ]), a city in northwestern Portugal, is the capital of the district of Braga, the oldest archdiocese and one of the major cities of the country.
Braga is also the center of the Greater Metropolitan Area of Minho with a population of 798,137 one of the fastest growing urban areas in the European Union.
From 1093 to 1147 it was the residence of the Portuguese court.
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