This wide avenue runs between the Praça da República and Largo da Senhora-A-Branca. The central area is very wide, pedestrianized and being covered by gardens in which there are numerous sculptures, monuments and benches under the trees. The whole park has an underground car park (accessed on the Praça da República). On the right side of the park are the spectacular Church of the Congregados, University of Minho, Rolão House (the library-cafe Centésima Página) and Convento da Penha de França. On the left side is the Braga Shopping Mall, the Museum Nogueira da Silva (Portuguese furniture, jewelry, paintings, sculpture, porcelain) and the former Convent of the Converted. This avenue is also the venue for concerts and outdoor events, I saw a craft market and several political party booths, as it was election day and there would be a rally at night for the winner. Also at the beginning of the avenue there's a large McDonald's with plenty of tables where you can eat outside.
Another main shopping and pedestrian street of Braga's historic center is Rua dos Capelistas, which runs parallel to Rua do Souto. It goes from Praça da República to Praça Conde de Agrolongo. At the beginning of the street (near the resort) is a quirky sculpture, the Franciscan Igreja dos Terceiros, and the Church and Convent do Pópulo. Along the street there are numerous cafes and shops as well as the Alameda Shopping Mall and the "Residential Two Terceiros" hotel.
Liberty Avenue is one of the main avenues of Braga with the Tourist Office, the Teatro Circo and Republic Square. It's a long street full of flowers where old buildings contrast with far more modern ones and mainly trendy shops.