Friday, July 31, 2009

Braga


We discovered last year that we have a passion on the north of Portugal so we went there again.


Maybe some of you would find boring but I ca't help showing you some of those wonderful places, full of churches, gardens and beautiful landscapes. And History.


For instance, this place is in Braga, Bracara Augusta, as it was called in Roman Times. 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 very important in the Middle Age as a catholic city and there happened a Council. It was called the portuguese Rome. Unfortunately the english article on Braga at Wikipedia doesn't show this importance, only the portuguese one.


Important and beautiful as it is, it's always full of turists.

2 comments:

Alexandra said...

So beautiful! I wish we could visit there as well...some day :)

Lulu said...

oh how beautiful...I love that terrace with lots of plants, thats so cute..What a beautiful city..
lindissimo..