What to know when visiting Bragança Castle

The Castle of Bragança is located in the parish of Santa Maria, in the historical center of the city, county and district of Bragança, Portugal. It is there, in Trás-os-Montes, in the extreme northeast of Portugal and on the banks of the Fervença River, that this is one of the most important and well preserved […]

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What to know when visiting Bragança Castle

The Castle of Bragança is located in the parish of Santa Maria, in the historical center of the city, county and district of Bragança, Portugal.

It is there, in Trás-os-Montes, in the extreme northeast of Portugal and on the banks of the Fervença River, that this is one of the most important and well preserved Portuguese castles.

Day trip around Bragança

We made this trip a long time ago, but even so, we still remember it with a certain fondness for what we liked. We refer to our trip visiting the Natural Park of Montesinho and Bragança (Bragança), the capital of the Portuguese region of Tierras de Trás-os-Montes.

Our original trip, together with the companions of Castilla y León Destination did not contemplate passing the border to Portugal, it was a trip to the north of the province of Zamora, and if you also visit the Bierzo, in León, from Puebla de Sanabria. But after a few days of bad weather, we decided to change course on the fly and enter Portugal, visiting the Montesinho Natural Park.

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10 CURIOSITIES ON TRÁS-OS-MONTES

We often forget this region of Portugal. It is in the far north of the country, in the insulated and remote interior. However, there is much to discover by Trás-os-Montes. I was there for a few days and discovered several things about the area. Today I bring you 10 curiosities about Trás-os-Montes.

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What to see in Bragança?

Bragança is the capital of the region of Trás-os-Montes, in the northeast of Portugal. This remote and mountainous region offers unique scenery, historic villages, natural landscapes and a rich gastronomy. Bragança is situated at the end of the Natural Park of Montesinho – one of the wildest forest areas in Europe, with a huge diversity of fauna and flora.

The inhabitants have a traditional way of life, especially in smaller cities and towns, such as Miranda do Douro, Mogadouro, Torre de Moncorvo and Freixo de Espada à Cinta. The daily life has not undergone many changes for centuries and these isolated villages have a very own rustic beauty. The region is especially beautiful in the spring when a white blanket of almond blossoms covers the valleys. The nearby Mirandela is known for its meats and alheiras, but you can find local specialties a bit throughout the region.

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