1. Braga is a dynamic, airy, authentic Portuguese town
2. A university town, and young folks largely contribute to its vibration
3. The tourist attractions (in exception of the Bom Jesus do Monte) are not far apart (walking distances)
4. Three churches are must-see in a city which is nicknamed Vatikan of Portugal
5. Bom Jesus de Monte did not cause any disappointment.
6. The bustle of the Praca da República (Republic Square) in the heart of the city
7. Three main walking streets, each with its character and different audience
8. The iconic Frigideiras, which is both a café and a restaurant (local specialties)
9. Harry Potter-fans, remember! One of the teams in the international quidditch contest was called Braga Broomfleet
10. Braga is not on the seaside, even so, can offer excellent seafood - We had superb swordfish, poulpes, squids, mostly garlic-flavored
1. Terrible traffic jams in the late afternoons on weekdays
2. Waiters were mostly grim-faced with one exception - you would not guess, a French girl
3. The locals are strongly biased, sensitive when it comes to their Roman Catholic beliefs, a bit contrasting with the liberal attitude of the students studying there.
4. You can easily upset a local if you make any cutting remark on his/her particular Portuguese accent
5. We preferred Guimarães to Braga, only because the first one has a more clear-cut character - Braga's style is somewhat clueless with the mixture of modern and traditional