Travel Guide Europe Portugal Bragança



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.




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



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!



Getting There

By Train

There are no trains.

By Bus

From Zamora in Spain or from Porto.



Getting Around

By Foot

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




The only restaurant in the Cidadela area is very good.



Keep Connected


Wifi is common in many places in Portugal, including hotels, restaurants and coffee bars. Free wifi along the Algarve coast is available in many places. Internet cafés can still be found in most larger cities and tourist areas though.


See also: International Telephone Calls

Portugal's international telephone code is 351. The general emergency number is 112.

There are three mobile telephone operators in Portugal: TMN, NOS and Vodafone.

Each provider offers a variety of prepaid (Pré-Pagos) and contract (pós-pagos) SIM cards, both of which are available to foreigners. It generally means much lower rates for calls and especially internet. Be sure to switch off data roaming if you don't buy a local SIM card, as prices for internet are very high.


CTT is the national postal service of Portugal. It has relatively fast and reliable services and it takes several days to over a week for your post to arrive within other European countries, more so if you send post to North America or Australia. Post offices (correios) have varying opening hours, but in general post offices are open on weekdays from 08:30am-6:00pm and on Saturday mornings until 12:30. More information about offices, costs and other details can be found at the CTT website. It's a relatively efficient but also relatively slow postal service. If you want to send packages overseas, you'd better use international companies like FedEx, DHL, TNT or UPS, as they are competitively priced, fast and very reliable.


Quick Facts


  • Latitude: 41.551761
  • Longitude: -8.422903

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