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Braga: investing in a better quality of life

Braga is a city in the far north of Portugal, in the province of Minho and one of the oldest cities in the country. This metropolis brings the past in its history and tradition, but above all, it presents itself as a destination where each day, the future is built further and an environment of safety, accessibility and high quality of life are promoted.

Spirited, dynamic and cosmopolitan, the city of Braga has on several occasions played host to events that attract the younger crowd. From its exhibitions, to concerts and events that have recently put in in the spotlight as the Youth Capital, this city continues to move forward by renewing itself, reformulate and to develop itself, bringing the goal of tomorrow concretely carved in the traces of its cultural and artistic offers.

Being a Creative City in the area of ​​Media Arts, an award that was granted by UNESCO; this metropolis does not leave aside one of the aspects that best categorise the country with the foreigners: sports. The city encourages athletes from various modalities to test their limits, both in Portugal and abroad, by taking part in the European City of Sport.

The distance between a rewarding future to the kind of future that is written in books is short indeed. Education is at the heart of Braga's priorities, which can be seen in the vastness of schools, colleges and institutions dedicated to higher education. One of the most acclaimed universities in the country - the University of Minho - has its Campus de Gualtar in this city. Here, more and more students (both national and international) look to study in this university and mostly apply for courses such as Medicine, Psychology, Communication or Computer Engineering. In 2015, this university was considered by the "Times Higher Education" magazine as the best institution of higher education in Portugal, coming at 64th in the international ranking.

Moving from the academic world to the labour market, Braga continues to present itself as a prominent place in Portugal. This city is home to numerous companies, many of which are renowned, in various areas and industries. It has become a great place to pursue a career of any kind. Also noteworthy is its ease of access and the vast transport network that connects it to the rest of the country as well as its proximity to the northern capital, Porto.

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Safe and quiet, the city surpasses the fame of its monuments and extends the most diverse cultural and artistic options. This offer is clearly expressed through the wide range of galleries, museums, theatres and auditoriums, where residents and visitors can at any time find the most varied events and exhibitions. With an appealing entertainment agenda and always full of activities, this city has become fun and dynamic.

For all these reasons, Braga was considered the city with the best quality of life in Portugal and the third city with the best quality of life in Europe for the 2016 Eurobarometer data. Counting on an immense real estate market and with an increasingly visible demand within this sector, the city is a centre of demand for those who want to guarantee access to the best services, the best leisure-cultural offer and the best tranquility. In addition, its price-quality ratio; the praised role in social integration and the welcoming of tourists and immigrants as well as the extraordinary infrastructures and health services are some of the reasons that put the city under the watchful eye of those who seek the best living conditions.

There are also other factors related to urban planning, the efficiency of public services and the presence of several green spaces in this metropolis. Helping to boost a fuller and healthier life, these characteristics of Braga attract new residents and boost the residential market. In addition, by making Braga a true economic centre, these characteristics also appeal to investors from a wide range of business areas, making it a city worth investing in.

All this makes the city of Braga attract more and more people who are in search of a better quality of life. It is precisely for this reason that the license currently available for the opening of an Engel & Völkers' franchise in Braga presents itself as the best opportunity for those who wish to simultaneously benefit from this city's offers and the best business activity. Featuring international and renowned business models, and having more than 40 years of experience in the sector (which are expressed in 4 different continents and in more than 30 countries), this brand stands as the ideal partner in the real estate sector and, therefore, the acquisition of the Engel & Völkers license would be the best way to embark on this adventure.

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