The Praça da República, or the heart of Braga, offered me an authentic taste of local life. Surrounded by lively cafes, historical buildings, street artists, and local markets, I immersed myself in the energy of the square. Conversations with locals, savoring traditional pastries, exploring nearby shops, and attending a street performance filled my day. The blend of history and contemporary vibrancy defines the essence of Braga. It’s a must-visit for any top 10 Braga exploration.