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Up to date as of January 14, 2010
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From Wikitravel

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

Main street
Main street

Get in

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 around

Walking wil 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.

See

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
    Torre de Menagem
  • Domus Municipalis - a pentagonal lay building - probably an 11th century council chamber.
    Domus Municipalis
    Domus Municipalis
  • a preaching cross rising from the back of a prehistoric pig outside the castle.

Do

Montezinho national park

Buy

local souvenirs/ceramics,wick baskets.

Eat

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

Drink

local mineral waters;port(Douro)wine.

  • Pousada de Bragança - São Bartolomeu, Charming Hotel, 5300-271 Bragança, (+351) 273 331 493 (, fax: (+351) 273 323 453), [1]. *Hotel Ibis Bragança, Rotunda do Lavrador Transmontano, (+351)273 302 520, [2].  edit  edit

Get out

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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