Castelo de Bragança

Built in the twelfth century, and classified as a National Monument since 1910, it is one of the best preserved castles in Portugal, with its distinguished Keep, considered one of the most beautiful military buildings in the country. Also, noteworthy is the elegant Citadel and the heart-shaped walls and its typical houses. On the north side of the walls, stands the "Princess Tower", where, according to legend, a young Moorish girl loved by a Christian lived as a prisoner.


Rua Dom João V, 62 - Cidadela


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

    opening hours

  • tuesday: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00
  • wednesday: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00
  • thursday: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00
  • friday: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00
  • saturday: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00
  • sunday: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00

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 National Monument since 1910, this peculiarly shaped building is the only example of Romanesque civil architecture in the entire Iberian Peninsula, which has…

Casa dos Morgados

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

Convento e Igreja de São Francisco

Built in the 13th century to house the mendicant order of San Francisco, it underwent several renovations in the following centuries, with the Mannerist façade…

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