Minho is a region of Portugal, localized to the north of this enchanted country, marked by the green of the land and the blue of the sea.
Land blessed by the gods, Minho was carefully shaped over the centuries by the man’s hand following modernity always with respect for nature, biodiversity, ancestral traditions and customs.
Braga is located in the heart of the green Minho region. The city, one of Portugal’s largest religious centers, is renowned for its baroque churches, splendid 18th century manor houses and beautiful parks and gardens. The old part of the city is traditional, although industry and commerce have given rise to a modern lifestyle.
The history of the city is reflected in the countless churches and monuments, among which stand out the majestic Cathedral, the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus and Monte do Sameiro.
Guimaraes, a medieval town, with its roots in the 10th century, is known as “Cradle of the Nation” or “Cradle City” for its crucial role in the formation of Portugal.
Its Historic Center is classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the best preserved medieval centers in the country, where time seems to have really given up and magically stopped. In it are located the Guimarães Castle and the wonderful Dukes of Bragança Palace (15th century). Not to be missed, also, is the Nossa Senhora da Penha Sanctuary, one of the most impressive panoramas of Northern Portugal.