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Braganca Region, Portugal




A region in Portugal with an ancient origin, Braganca resonates the medieval history of Portugal. Braganca in Portugal comes under the Tras-os-Montes district, well secluded from the rest of the region.
The region is strewn with remnants belonging to the Iron Age.

Attractions in Braganca:

Some interesting churches can be found in Braganca. Towards the north of Braganca, the Sao Bento Church is located. The Santa Maria Church and Church of Sao Vincente are other significant tourist attractions of Braganca.

In Braganca there is a castle that can be traced back to the twelfth century. This castle is home to the Military Museum. Exhibited at the museum are weapons and armors of the Medieval Age. Another museum that offers crucial insights into the history of Braganca is the well known Abade de Bacal Museum. This is actually the Bishop's Palace constructed during the 16th century.

Adjoining are the picturesque Miranda Do Dour and Rio De Onor villages. These villages have been the subject of several studies. The way of life in these villages was influenced by the Spanish and Portuguese cultures, reflected in the distinct language developed here.

The Motesinho Natural Park, known for its wilderness in the whole of Europe, can be visited from Braganca.

Accommodation in Braganca:

Pousada Sao Bartolomeu Hotel is a well known hotel of Braganca. Other boarding options are also available.

Braganca is particularly known for the boars and pigs made of granite of medieval origin that can be found all over the region.


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