Castelo de Bragança

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Castelo de Bragança
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Beautifully preserved, worth a visit in the daytime as well as evening
Jul. 2021
Nice, appealing, well preserved, interesting history, clean. Make sure you visit the place after dark as well
Written 11 July 2021
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Peter Byrd
4 contributions
Starting Portugal roadtrip on the right foot
Oct. 2020
Arriving from Spain and stoping in Braganca is a definite surprise.

The castle is amazingly beautiful. The small houses surrounding the main tower, the people, the food you can find....it`s just a nice way to begin your trip.
Written 6 October 2020
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Martin
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
Nice
Sep. 2020 • Friends
Nice and well preserved castle, it gives a good insight in how it should have been at the time of the Duke.
Written 27 September 2020
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal18,226 contributions
Visit Bragança.
Jun. 2020
On our trip through the North of Portugal our first stop was the “
Castelo de Bragança” who is located in the parish of Santa Maria, located into the historic center of the city. The region is called “Trás-os-Montes”, it is in the far north-east of the country, and on the bank of the river Fervença, it is one of the most important and well-preserved Portuguese castles. It contains the “Military Museum” – the “Igreja de Santa Maria” and the “Domus Municipalis”- you are able to have a walk on the walls, and afterwoods have a meal or coffee in the restaurante and also a visit of the “Museu de Trajes”. Once again as on our last visit we were not able to enter in some places. But anyhow it is a nice location to spent some time, you can drive with the car until the Museum.
Written 1 July 2020
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James M
Chicago, IL83 contributions
An Eye Opening Opportunity To Experience The Realities Of Medieval Life
Nov. 2019
That at one time a few privileged families of Braganca lived in red tile roofed white stucco homes, attended church and the court of the ruling duke within this hilltop walled city defended by the duke's troops, while the agrarian populace built their homes and tended their crops and livestock outside the safety of the walled city and subject to the depredations of marauding invaders is presented starkly even to the modern visitor.
Written 19 November 2019
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RoniD394
Cozumel, Mexico61 contributions
Nice as far a Castles good
Oct. 2019 • Couples
A nice walk around. Would love to start a B & B on the grounds. It was raining the day we went so we stopped in for a bite and a glass was of wine. A nice while to,while away the afternoon
Written 19 October 2019
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,327 contributions
Wonderful fortress in this historical town
Sep. 2019 • Friends
Castelo de Bragança is the fortress located in this town, which was very important in the independence of Portugal from Spain in the 17th Century, after a period of 60years includes in the Reign of Spain. In fact, the Condes of Bragança were the kings of this new period in the history of the country.
Nowadays, the castle, located in the North-Eastern part of Portugal, close to Spain, is a turistic attraction, which you can visit. It is possible to enter in the fortress, walk on the walls and see the very beautiful views of the town and surroundings, and visit the military museum in the main tower (very interesting!), the Domus Municipalis (where important people meet in the past to decide the future of the town) or only drink or eat something in the restaurant. Also, you can walk around the old houses in the fortress. Wonderful place.
(see also Citadel if Bragança, Museu Militar and Domus Municipalis)
Written 2 October 2019
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Across_Columbia
Across_Columbia29 contributions
It was a great walk here, and the views were fantastic
Sep. 2019
Unless you are into military history the Castle itself was not worth visiting. There were no gardens and a lot of steps!
Written 28 September 2019
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Rom
Anglet, France3 contributions
Cute old town
Sep. 2019
Good to visit, there's a few cafes too. The main castle was closed when we visited on Monday but the old town was good enough for us to spend a good hour exploring. Nice walk/views on top of the wall around the old town.
Written 26 September 2019
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John F
Hitchin, UK614 contributions
You can't go to Braganca and not climb up to the palace
Sep. 2019
Spectacular walled town with central fortified keep, you can drive up to it if you insist but it's much more fun to walk up the cobbled streets and explore at your leisure. Unlike other historic landmarks of the first rank there's very little commercial development and when we visited there were very few crowds. A real high point of our trip to this area.
Written 22 September 2019
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