Castelo de Bragança

One of the most imposing fortresses of the 13th century, with an oval plan, cylindric towers in the angles and a square donjon in the centre. The donjon, gothic, is about 33 metres tall and in it the battlements and the ogival windows stand out. On the north side of the walls there is the "Princesse's Tower", thus named because, according to an ancient legend, there lived as a prisoner a young moorish girl loved by a Christian.

Contacts


Rua Dom João V, 62 - Cidadela
5300-046,Bragança

    Characteristics


  • Easy external parking
  • Castles & Fortresses
  • Visitable (no guide), Shop
  • True

Monuments near Castelo de Bragança

Edifício da Pousada de São Bartolomeu


Pousada built from scratch in the 20th century, belonging to the Group Pestana Pousadas.

Fonte da Rainha / Fonte do Cano


Source of backrest consisting of a rectangular tank, with eye-catching gable cornice.

Domus Municipalis / Antigos Paços Municipais


A monument probably built during the 15th century, with two distinct bodies. According to documents of that time, the objective of this construction was utilit…

Casa dos Morgados


This is probably a house of the 1800s that belonged to the family Sá Vargas.

Convento e Igreja de São Francisco


The convent and the church were built in the 13th century and rebuilt in the 19th century. This monastic temple, with a large nave, has a romaic style and a ma…

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