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BRAGA – The Portuguese Rome

Idioms related to BRAGA:

  • Mais velho/velha que a Sé de Braga

The expression Mais velho/velha que a Sé de Braga (Older than the Cathedral of Braga) is used when classifying something as extremely old, usually in a hyperbolic tone. The explanation behind the expression is the fact that the Cathedral of Braga is the oldest in Portugal, the archdiocese of Braga is the oldest in the country, and the Cathedral is more than 8 centuries.


Sé de Braga - Cathedral of Braga


  • És de Braga?

Whenever someone leaves a door open, it is common to use the expression És de Braga! (You’re from Braga!). One explanation is related to the “Arco da Porta Nova” (“Arch of the New Gate”), the Baroque and Neoclassical arch that is a landmark of Braga’s architecture. Since this ‘gate’ has never had a door, someone who in some specific context leaves a door open, will hear the expression “És de Braga!”.


Arco da Porta Nova / Arch of the New Gate