The Portuguese people are explorers and we owe many discoveries to them. Facing the ocean, Portugal is open to the world. Openness and entrepreneurship are two important qualities to be found in Braga.
“Forget the clichés about Latin people basking in the sun, the Portuguese people are qualified and hard-working and they speak English much better than many of their European neighbors,” adds EBD.
Braga is Portugal’s third city, and considered the happiest city in the country. It is also on the podium of European cities with the best quality of life.
For many years, Braga has hosted start-ups and international events. Renowned for its history and gastronomy, this ‘Portuguese Rome’ attracts not only entrepreneurs and families (for its quality of life, green spaces and international schools), but also those who wish to invest in tourism. The city enjoys one of Europe’s highest rates of growth in the sector.
Recently, Braga was recognized for its speed and effective battle against Covid-19, showcasing its capacity for innovation and dynamism.
As the capital of the Minho region, international companies such as Philips, Bosch and Continental, as well as start-ups and high-tech companies, have important presence there.