The aim of the article is to compare the two different modes of regarding and describing Braga
observed in Adolf Pawiński’s and Oswald Crawfurd’s works on Portugal. The Polish description is based on vi
sual perception, while in a work by the English author other senses (hearing, taste and smell) are equally important. Therefore it might be assumed that Pawiński represents a more traditional style of travelling,
while Crawfurd behaves in a way typical for modern tourists.