Considered to be one of the youngest European cities, Braga combines perfectly its two-thousand-year old History with an invigorating youth and vitality.
Braga has always taken a strategic and central regional role: From Bracara Augusta to the present day, both for its privileged geographical location and its dynamism, Braga plays a leading role in the economy, culture, knowledge and technology of the region.
Its centrality and relevance provides its inhabitants an excellent quality of life in various sectors: Health, Employment, Education, Security, Culture, ...
Furthermore, the Municipality of Braga has tried to foster these and other fundamental criteria to meet the needs and expectations of its inhabitants; developing policies for cohesion and social equality, family support as the primary core of the community, as well as policies for raising awareness of sustainable growth, promoting innovation and creativity as development engines.
Economically, the Municipality considers that Economic Promotion, Investment Attraction and Internationalization are the key vectors of the strategic measures adopted by the Municipality in order to foster Dynamism, Innovation, Knowledge and Creativity in Business Sector, towards a new local and regional economic cycle.
And this municipal commitment to promote development based on the transfer of knowledge, technology and eco sustainability has been advertising the city of Braga as a "cluster" of technological industries and an increasingly attractive pole for Investment.
Braga has also been generating interest as a Destination in new Tourism segments: Religious and Cultural Tourism (one of the main interests of those visiting us), Business Tourism, City Breaks, and Gastronomy and Wines are now new key products to promote tourism in the Jewel of Minho.