Braga is a small city located in the northwestern region of Portugal only a short distance away from Porto, which makes this a unique coliving destination. If you’re a digital nomad looking for a new hub to set up in, then Braga may well be your ideal location. The city has roughly 200,000 residents and is the third-largest urban center in Portugal, only after Lisbon and Porto. The town has a mix of medieval and modern architecture which gives this little city a stunning reputation and makes it an important industrial hub for northern Portugal.
Due to its cultural history, there are plenty of ancient sites and museums to visit during your free time as a digital nomad. You'll find your usual pubs here as well as small hidden gems if you look off the beaten path. The streets are lined with small bakeries and cafes to stop by for breakfast or if you’re in need of a quiet remote space to work then these are good bets. The city has strong Catholicism views and you’ll find many Catholic churches and cathedrals scattered around the city.
If you’re looking for a more spontaneous night out then you can always take the bus or high-speed train down to Porto which is only 30 miles to the south of the city. Here you’ll find more diversity in restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. This is an easy day trip or maybe even a weekend getaway for you. There is no airport in Braga, the closest one is in Porto. From Porto, you’ll be able to catch a flight to major international hubs around Europe to get you to your final destination.
Fun facts about Braga:
- The location where Braga is today was turned into a city in 16 B.C. by Romans
- It has one of the best universities in the country, the University of Minho