Bragança

It is one of the largest cities in Trás-os-Montes region, in an area where history and nature go hand in hand. District capital, Bragança owes part of its dynamism to the Polytechnic Institute, which welcomes students from all over the country. Its history is quite ancient, with the first references to the current toponymy dating back to the 6th century and, in the past, its territory was occupied by the Romans, Suevi, Visigoths and Moors. The medieval traces are well-preserved, as is the Castle, one of the most visited monuments in the county, whose keep offers a beautiful panoramic view. The Montesinho Natural Park, which also covers the neighboring municipality of Vinhais, is another must-visit place. In gastronomy, the smoked meat stands out, but also the Mirandesa Steak, the lamb and the kid.

What to do in Bragança

Travel Guide

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Where to eat in Bragança

Where to sleep in Bragança

Pousada de Bragança
Pousada de Bragança

Charm inn

Pousada de charme that embraces the city and provides a beautiful view of the same, with the featured Castle. Has 28 very comfortable rooms, a restaurant that …

Casa da Mestra
Casa da Mestra

This friendly, rustic House, located in the village of Gimonde, in the Montesinho Natural Park, was originally the home of the teachers who were deployed to sc…

Near Bragança

Freixo de Espada à Cinta

Freixo de Espada à Cinta


Situated at the southern end of Bragança district, the municipality of Freixo de Espada à Cinta borders Spain and is located in the heart of the Natu…

Mogadouro

Mogadouro


Embedded between the deep valley of the Douro river and the basin of the Sabor river, the municipality of Mogadouro occupies the Planalto Mirandês ex…

Miranda do Douro

Miranda do Douro


Known by the Romans as Seponcia and by the Arabs as Mir-Andul, Miranda do Douro lies on a plateau between the Douro, Fresno and Angueira rivers. Due …

Macedo de Cavaleiros

Macedo de Cavaleiros


Macedo de Cavaleiros enjoys a remarkable natural heritage, with emphasis on the Paisagem Protegida da Albufeira do Azibo (protected landscape), a vas…