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Try Car Rental in Braga and Discover Portugal's Rich History

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The city of Braga is located in a region with vast natural and historical richness that attracts thousands of visitors!

With car rental in Braga it becomes easy to visit neighboring cities, explore trails, and discover the beauty of the mountains surrounding this beautiful city. Without limitations and with total freedom!

With this article, in addition to the advantages of car rental, you will learn what to visit and where to stay in Braga, whether with family, friends, or as a couple!

What are the advantages of renting a car in Braga to explore the region?

In addition to benefiting from the convenience of having a vehicle at your disposal to travel comfortably, renting offers your trip:

- Freedom to manage your schedules and routes, without depending on public transportation, which is limited to the city of Braga.

- Flexibility to rent the car in Braga according to your needs and the characteristics of the region.

- Accessibility to reach less touristy places or remote villages and experience the daily life of the population.

What to visit in Braga?


One of the locations that attracts more visitors in Portugal is undoubtedly Braga. Here, you find a vast cultural heritage, including:

Braga Cathedral (Sé de Braga): The cathedral is a perfect combination of architectural styles (Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque), where the parents of D. Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal, are buried.

Arch of Porta Nova: The starting point to explore the city, a work of art sculpted with neoclassical and baroque details, which fills the people of Braga with pride.

Biscainhos Museum: An 18th-century palace that transports us to the life of a high noble family that even received King D. Luís I.

Bom Jesus do Monte: Known for its long staircase of 573 steps that culminates in the Basilica, offering the best view of the city! For the less adventurous, the top is accessible by a water-powered funicular (the oldest in the world)!

For the Adventurous


We highlighted 2 interesting places:

  • Penedo das Letras: Located less than 15 kilometers from Braga. It is an easy and circular route. But you'll need strength to climb to its famous rock, which bears inscriptions dating back to the Middle Ages.
  • Serra dos Picos: About 12 kilometers from Braga, you'll find a route that involves the mountains, valleys, and rural paths, in a perfect combination of tranquility and harmony with nature.

Tip: Choose the pick-up model at the Braga car rental to explore the mountainous landscapes and its hiking trails.

For Families with Children


Braga also knows how to welcome the little ones! Here are 2 ideas:

Parque da Ponte: This small forest in the heart of the city features an artificial lake, a playground, and green spaces for recreational activities or picnics.

Planetarium – Science home of Braga: Ponds, immersive planetarium, and a visit to the Inventions Laboratory DÓING! Surprise the little ones with an unforgettable experience!

For Couples


If you chose this beautiful place for your weekend getaway, we have 2 proposals for you!

Santa Bárbara Garden: The perfect setting for strolling hand in hand and enjoying the tranquility of this beautiful romantic-style garden!

Theatro Circo: Reserve a cultural moment in this century-old theater in Braga that hosts concerts, plays, and modern shows. A refined space!

Tip: Visit the Braga Municipal Market and buy local products. Take a bit of the Braga spirit with you!

Where to Stay in Braga?


  • Vila Galé Collection Braga: A historic and imposing structure that appeals to couples and families with children.
  • Hotel Dona Sofia: Located in the historic center of Braga, 200 meters from the Cathedral. Its cozy atmosphere is loved by families.
  • Meliá Braga Hotel & Spa: A bit away from the center, it's an option that combines charm and modernity! It can be an excellent choice for a relaxing couple's retreat!

Tip: Stay overnight in Braga and plan day trips to nearby cities. For example, rent a car at Drivalia's Mobility Store in Braga and visit:

  • Guimarães, the Birthplace of Portugal (25 km);
  • Porto, a historic city of culture and leisure (57 km);
  • Vieira do Minho, an experience in the mountains and with traditional flavors (34 km).

Prepare for your incredible trip to Braga with Drivalia

To explore the region and the places mentioned in this article, it's best to do it by car, and you can count on Drivalia.

With over 30 years in the market, we are experts in car rental in Portugal.

We have a diverse and modern fleet of vehicles to rent the most suitable vehicle for your travel style. Your reservation can be made online simply and quickly!

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