Castle of Braganza, Braganca

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Built in 1409 and classified as a national monument, Castle of Braganza represents an outstanding example of medieval architecture. Despite its age, the fortification has withstood elements surprisingly well. Explore the citadel and Old Town, including the church of Santa Maria and the Domus Municipalis. The entire attraction is made up of 15 towers and three gateways. Look for medieval features like the battlements, the railed windows, and the stone carved arms of the Royal House of Avis. Those interested can stop by the on-site military museum. Put Castle of Braganza into our Braganca online trip itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Braganca.
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  • The Citadel is very well preserved, you can park inside and lends itself to a stroll along its outer wall adarve, unfortunately being Monday the castle itself said it was closed, I hope to go back and explore it whole
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  • Fantastic Castle. Beautiful keep towers and Tower of the Princess. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to see it during the night, when the lighting should be spectacular.
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  • Visit of two adults and two children. We were more than two hours. The interior of the walled enclosure is inhabited, even there are several bars. You can tour around the perimeter of the wall by the adarve, but eye has no guardrail on the inside. It is city and well preserved. In the main tower, there is a military museum with arms from centuries past. There is also a Museum of costumes and masks typical. The children enjoyed.
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  • An ancient castle in the centre of town. Definitely worth a visit although it is somewhat empty inside, certainly not like a typical French chateau. Admission is €3 for adults a free for young children. Museum is interesting but information is only provided in Portuguese. Great views overlooking the town but access to the top may prove difficult for some. Access to the castle is via a very steep hill so it may be easier to leave your vehicle at the bottom and walk!
  • Beautiful and in good condition. Worth a visit!
  • Great view.
  • Very kind people.
  • Very pretty castle

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