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Introduction

Main street, Bragança, Portugal

Main street, Bragança, Portugal

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Bragança is in the far northeast of Portugal and can be accessed on some days by bus from Zamora in Spain.

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Neighbourhoods

  • Cidadela - almost like a separate village reached up a steep hill.

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Sights and Activities

  • Museum - in the main street.

In Cidadela

  • Castle - belonging to the Dukes of Bragança, the last Portuguese royal family, though not their main residence.
  • Pentagonal Council Chamber - a rare gothic lay building
  • Pelorinho (preaching cross) rising out of the back of a prehistoric stone pig!

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Getting There

By Train

There are no trains.

By Bus

From Zamora in Spain or from Porto.

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Getting Around

By Foot

If not fully fit, take the car road rather than the stepped path to the Cidadela.

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Eat

The only restaurant in the Cidadela area is very good.

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Keep Connected

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

Post

Post offices (correios) have varying opening hours, but in general post offices are open on weekdays from 08:30-18:00 and on Saturday mornings until 12:30. More information about offices, costs and other details can be found at the CTT Portuguese Post website. It's a relatively efficient but also relatively slow postal service. Costs for sending a standard letter/postcard are €0.32 within Portugal, €0.68 within Europe and €0.80 outside Europe.

Quick Facts

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 41.551761
  • Longitude: -8.422903

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