Braga, located in the northwest of Portugal, is a vibrant city that combines rich history with youth and modernity. Known as the "religious center of Portugal", it boasts the Sé de Braga, the oldest cathedral in the country, and the Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary, famous for its baroque staircase. As well as religious attractions, Braga offers a charming historic center with narrow streets, lively squares and several museums, such as the Museum of Sacred Art and the Nogueira Museum. The city is also an important university center, with the University of Minho, and has a thriving cultural scene, with events such as the Braga International Folklore Festival and the Braga Theater Festival.