We can really recommend this nice one day trip to Guimarães and Braga. If you go early morning, both cities are easily possible to visit in one day. We recommend to respecting the order, Guimarães first and Braga second because of amazing sunset from Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga.
Guimarães is one of the most historical important city for Portugal, it is historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site! You can spend some time just walking through charming streets, visit traditional urban market and see beautiful monuments.
Braga is quite bigger city with nice old town and avenue. But the most beautiful part is Bom Jesus do Monte. You can get there by bus, because it is far from city center. From bus station you can climb about 600 stairs or use lift. From Bom Jesus do Monte you can see awesome sunset and enjoy some drink in restaurant with nice view.
From Bom Jesus you can take a bus to train station.
How to get there?
The best way to get to Guimarães is by train from station Porto – Sao Bento or Porto – Campanha. Price for one-way ticket is €3,10. The journey takes approximately 1 hour 16 minutes. For more information about about train schedule visit official train website: www.cp.pt.
From Guimarães to Braga you can easily and cheap get by bus. You only have to go to shopping center Guimarães, because it is bus station too. Price fot ticket it is about €1,10 for student. For more information visit bus schedule. You should leave the bus at final stop, because it is not so far from city center.
From Braga you can easily get back to Porto by train for €3,10.
If you need more information about public transportation in Portugal, check our site public transportation.
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