Framed by the Bornes and Passos mountains, Mirandela spreads over a wide and fertile plain, approximately 225 meters above sea level. The proximity of the Tuela and Rabagão rivers, along with its privileged geography, justify the fact that the majority of the active population works in agriculture. Inhabited since Prehistory, the area features several traces of occupation, as the megalithic monuments of Anta de Caravelos and Menhir da Bouça, the S. Juzenda and S. Brás camps and the shelter called “Buraco da Pala”. Later the Romans also left their mark, being still visible remains of the Castelo Velho and Castelo de Mourel, the Romanesque bridge, among others. The city is currently a very peaceful and nice place, in which it is recommended to stroll along the banks of the Tua river, passing through the bulkhead and the Romanesque bridge with its twenty different arcs. To finish the day in beauty, visit one of its restaurants and taste the renowned alheiras (sausage, made with meats other than pork and bread) or posta à Mirandesa (grilled Mirandesa veal meat).
Where to eat in Mirandela
Located in a peaceful, recovered Trás-os-Montes village, this comfortable restaurant features, in a…
O Flor de Sal é, sem sombra de dúvida, um dos restaurantes mais bonitos do País, não só pelo ambien…
Opend since 1996, this restaurant has a large, modern dining room, a kind service and serves fine d…
What to do in Mirandela
Alheiras Angelina - Enchidos
Nesta pequena loja poderá comprar as deliciosas e famosas alheiras de Mirandela. Este produto típico, imagem de marca de Mirandela, é confecionado com carne e gordura de porco, de aves ou de caça, juntando-se o pão de trigo, o azeite e a banha.
Museu de Curiosidades
A private collection o antiques and several types of unique objects gathred by the Menéres family members, including old cars (namely a Ford T), old cameras, gramophones, horse carts and bicycles.
Castelo de Mirandela (vestígios)
This castle, left only a few traces. The castle is visible the door de Santo António, formed by two thick walls, on which rests a bow with broken clipping the outside and back perfect at interior. On the door, there are traces of primitive adarve, currently transformed into terrace housing. There are also small sections of wall.
Museu Municipal Armindo Teixeira Lopes
A contemporary fine arts museum that exhibits works by 286 artists, both national and foreign, in a total of 460 art works.
Parque Doutor José Gama
The most important leisure area in Mirandela, with a large green area, a playground and interesting rocky formations.
Ponte sobre o Tua
This is a stone bridge wherein the pathway lies on 20 irregular arches, with about 232 metres in length.
Mini-golfe do Parque Doutor José Gama
This mini-golf course is housed in a large green space in the Park Doctor José Range, one of the most popular recreational sites of Mirandela. Come spend an afternoon of fun and different!
Passeio na Zona Ribeirinha de Mirandela
Very nice area to walk around, starting with the garden next to the bridge. Continue the walk, coursing through your floating dock and marginal, enjoying the magnificent views it offered. The Romanesque bridge, with its twenty arches, deserves special attention. …
Paço dos Távoras
This is a 17th century Palace with three bodies, a central one with two floors and two lateral ones with one only floor. The doors and windows stonework are rather remarkable. This building at the present is home for Mirandela …
Solar dos Condes de Vinhais
This manor house is placed on the XVIII century and it has a longitudinal plan. It is composed by three distinct bodies’ split by the main body. On the building centres, on the top of the central body there is …
A typical Trás-os-Montes village, with a well preserved traditional architecture and an inviting, peaceful rural atmosphere. The Museum of Curiosities, with a collection of objects that belong to the Menéres family, from automobiles to bicycles, agricultural utensils and cinema materials, …
Where to sleep in Mirandela
18TH century farmhouse, situated just two miles from Mirandela. It was remodeled in 1997, keeping the original features, typical of the region. Some of the act…
A piscina de água salgada, em plena região de Trás-os-Montes, é sempre um fator adicional de atração. O contacto com a natureza envolvente também conquista vis…
Alfândega da Fé
Taking as a reference the Serra de Bornes to the north, the valley of the Sabor river to the south, Castro Vicente's plateau to the east and Vilariça…
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…
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 …
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…