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  • 1 Medieval town Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. Trinidad Coelho P - 5300 Bragança

    The medieval town crowns the hill, surrounded by its long fortified wall and towers. Its narrow cobbled streets are almost rural - quiet and bedecked with flowers.

  • 2 Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. do Santo Condestável P - 5300 Bragança

    Located in the medieval town, this castle was built in 1187. It is comprised of a high square keep accommodating a small military museum (33 metres high) and is flanked by look out posts and several towers. Two rooms are lit by Gothic gemeled windows..

  • 3 Museu do Abade de Baçal Interesting

    Museums and art

    R. Abílio Beca 27 P - 5300 Bragança

    Situated in the lower town, this pleasant museum set up in the former Episcopal palace exhibits regional collections of archaeology, paintings, ethnology, numismatic and sacred art. This museum exhibits interesting religious objects. A film tells you..

  • 4 Church of Castro de Avelãs Monastery Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Rte de Chaves P - 5300 Bragança

    This church was part of a Cistercian Romanesque monastery from the 12C now destroyed. All that remains is the round apse and the absidioles, with blind windows in a pointed arch. Unique in Portugal due to its shape and the bricks that were used to bu..

  • 5 Pillory

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Caminho da vila P - 5300 Bragança

    This pillory situated in the medieval town is in the Gothic style. It rests on a wild boar carved from the granite which is believed to date from the Iron age.

  • 6 Santa Maria church

    Religious buildings

    Rúa Fernando P - 5300 Bragança

    Located in the medieval town, this church, which was completely remodelled in the 18C, has an elegant façade with a portal framed by two wreathed columns and garnished with vines. As you enter, note the painted ceiling depicting the Assumption.

  • 7 Domus municipalis

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. do Santo Condestável P - 5300 Bragança

    Situated in the medieval town, this pentagonal building which dates from the 12C is Portugal's oldest town-hall. It has small windows with semicircular arches and under the roof you will notice a frieze of sculpted modillions. The large interior acco..

  • 8 Cathedral square

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Largo da Sé P - 5300 Bragança

    Situated in the lower town and built in the 17 and 18C, the square is decorated, in front of the cathedral, with a Calvary cross that was once a pillory.

  • 9 São Bento church

    Religious buildings

    Rua São Bento P - 5300 Bragança

    Situated in the lower town this single-nave 16C church is topped with a painted Renaissance style ceiling. The back of the building is surmounted by a beautiful mudejar ceiling. It contains a very beautiful 18C retable in gilded wood.

  • 10 São Vicente church

    Religious buildings

    Praça Prof. Cavaleiro Ferreira P - 5300 Bragança

    This church located in the lower town is of Romanesque origin. It was completely rebuilt in the 18C. Note the profusion of 17C gilded wood. Legend has it that the future Pedro I and Inès of Castro were married secretly here.

  • 11 Montesinho nature park

    Nature and gardens

    Rua Conego Albano Falcao P - 5300 Bragança

    This park, which covers 75 000 ha, between Bragança and the Spanish border includes the Serras of Montesinho and Coroa . There is an abundance of preserved wildlife and wild boars, wolves, foxes and birds of prey have made the park their sanctuary. V..

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