Hello 2027!
Two thousand years of History do not deter us from imagining the future. And what we want in the future is to be the European Capital of Culture. Braga is officially a candidate city.

We bring everything we are, as well as everything we want to be, into this candidacy. And there are plenty of reasons for us to become the European Capital of Culture in 2027.

Let’s talk?
During Braga Cultura 2030, the preparatory stage of this candidacy, we organized a series of talks with the population of Braga
Let’s talk?
During Braga Cultura 2030, the preparatory stage of this candidacy, we organized a series of talks with the population of Braga
Phonographic Edition competition closed with 42 applications
The competition to support the Phonographic Edition of Contemporary Music Interpreters ended last December 30th and had 42 applications.
Phonographic Edition competition closed with 42 applications
The competition to support the Phonographic Edition of Contemporary Music Interpreters ended last December 30th and had 42 applications.
SABER ⟷ FAZER: the new training program for Braga’s Cultural and Creative Sector
As a result of the city’s 2020–2030 Cultural Strategy, the Municipality of Braga and Braga’27 are now launching the first courses designed specifically for artists and cultural agents in the territory
SABER ⟷ FAZER: the new training program for Braga’s Cultural and Creative Sector
As a result of the city’s 2020–2030 Cultural Strategy, the Municipality of Braga and Braga’27 are now launching the first courses designed specifically for artists and cultural agents in the territory
Registration of professionals from the Cultural and Creative Sector
We want to know by name all the people who make culture in Braga.
Registration of professionals from the Cultural and Creative Sector
We want to know by name all the people who make culture in Braga.
Contemporary Music Interpreter Phonographic Edition Contest
Seeking to respond to the current pandemic context, Braga'27 and the Municipality of Braga launched a contest to support the Phonographic Edition of Contemporary Music Interpreters.
Contemporary Music Interpreter Phonographic Edition Contest
Seeking to respond to the current pandemic context, Braga'27 and the Municipality of Braga launched a contest to support the Phonographic Edition of Contemporary Music Interpreters.

What are we doing?

2018 In the beginning we were all eyes and ears. Mapping, identifying and tapping into the cultural tissue of the territory. Signage of spaces, events and cultural agents. Presentation of Braga Cultura 2030 brand and preparation of the city's cultural strategy for the decade 2020-2030.
2020 Time to put pen to paper. Preparation of the provisional document for Braga 2020-2030 Cultural Strategy, based on the citizens' contributions. Making the document available for public consultation and contributions. Review and dissemination of the final version of the document. Official presentation of Braga's candidacy for the European Capital of Culture 2027.
2019 Conversation mode on. Listening to what the population of Braga has to say about the present and the future of the city's culture. Community activities program aimed at different audiences.
2021 We are officially a candidate! Submission of Braga’s application dossier to the European Capital of Culture 2027.
2022 The year of big decisions. Final decision of the international jury.
2022-2027 Preparing the big year. After the final decision of the international jury, come years of intense preparation in order to gradually transform the city into what was designed for 2027. During these years of hard work, the international jury regularly monitors the process to verify that everything is done in accordance with the application dossier.
2028 And what’s left after the celebration is over? Report and evaluation of the effects and legacy of the European Capital of Culture in the city and the region.
2027 European Capital of Culture in Portugal and Latvia.
One of the Portuguese candidate cities, together with a Latvian city, will be the European Capital of Culture 2027.

What are we doing?

In the beginning we were all eyes and ears. Mapping, identifying and tapping into the cultural tissue of the territory. Signage of spaces, events and cultural agents. Presentation of Braga Cultura 2030 brand and preparation of the city's cultural strategy for the decade 2020-2030.
Conversation mode on. Listening to what the population of Braga has to say about the present and the future of the city's culture. Community activities program aimed at different audiences.
Time to put pen to paper. Preparation of the provisional document for Braga 2020-2030 Cultural Strategy, based on the citizens' contributions. Making the document available for public consultation and contributions. Review and dissemination of the final version of the document. Official presentation of Braga's candidacy for the European Capital of Culture 2027.
We are officially a candidate! Submission of Braga’s application dossier to the European Capital of Culture 2027.
The year of big decisions. Final decision of the international jury.
Preparing the big year. After the final decision of the international jury, come years of intense preparation in order to gradually transform the city into what was designed for 2027. During these years of hard work, the international jury regularly monitors the process to verify that everything is done in accordance with the application dossier.
European Capital of Culture in Portugal and Latvia.
One of the Portuguese candidate cities, together with a Latvian city, will be the European Capital of Culture 2027.
And what’s left after the celebration is over? Report and evaluation of the effects and legacy of the European Capital of Culture in the city and the region.