Braga was one of the selected candidate cities for the European Capital of Culture 2027. On December 7, 2022, the expert panel announced that Évora would be the next Portuguese ECoC 2027. In the same press conference, the Minister of Culture declared that a new initiative would be born – the Portuguese Capital of Culture – awarded in 2024, 2025 and 2026 to Aveiro, Braga and Ponta Delgada, respectively, the finalist cities of the European Capital of Culture 2027, as a recognition for the work carried out by all the cities in the competition.
In 2025, Braga will be the Portuguese Capital of Culture. So let’s leave the door open as the best is yet to come.