municipality and city in Portugal

Bragança is a city in Trás-os-Montes, Portugal.

Main street

Get inEdit

 
Map of Bragança

There is no station in Bragança now but express buses run from Braga, Porto and other cities. Twice a week there is a bus from Zamora in Spain - no web address so phone either bus station for details.

Get aroundEdit

Walking will be easy for most but it's possible to get a taxi up to the Cidadela for those who find the short but steep hill daunting.

SeeEdit

The town is pleasing and there's a good museum in the main street but bragança's main claim to fame lies in the Cidadela, virtually a separate village above the town and one with a distinctly medieval flavour. There are three particular sights here.

  • Torre de Menagem - the massive keep of a castle belonging to the Dukes of Bragança, the last Portuguese royal family, but not their principal residence, which was at Guimarães.
     
    Torre de Menagem
  • Domus Municipalis - a pentagonal lay building - probably an 11th-century council chamber.
     
    Domus Municipalis
  • a preaching cross rising from the back of a prehistoric pig outside the castle.

DoEdit

Montezinho national park

BuyEdit

local souvenirs/ceramics, wick baskets.

EatEdit

There's a very good restaurant in the Cidadela area.

DrinkEdit

local mineral waters;port(Douro)wine.

SleepEdit

ConnectEdit

Go nextEdit

Miranda do Douro;Miranda de I Douro in mirandese language. Chaves, an historic city traversed by the bucolic Tamega river.There's a brand new casino in Chaves. Vidago-Salus & Pedras Salgadas(spa towns)

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