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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Castle of Braganza by using our Braganca tourist route planner.
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  • It area more beautiful of the village, very careful, da like walk by the wall of the Castle or between them houses of the old people that are inside. It is so it is worth to stop at Braganza.
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  • It's really a great place not to be missed because it was authentic and in very good condition.
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  • Bragança Castle, one of the best-preserved of the Iberian Peninsula ... with history and culture level traditions Transmontana.. full of secrets and loves, hence its walls form a Heart perfeito.com views since serra serrada, walnut and Montesinho, Mirandês plateau and valleys of hot land, strategically placed to guard the ancient borders of 3 kingdoms. Kingdom of Portugal, Kingdom of Castilla y Leon and Galicia House headquarters House Bragança through the Constable d. Nuno Pereira Àlvares qd his daughter Beatriz married Afonso, historica area par excellence where in addition to military museum could visit inside, costume Museum, walls and donjon Tower Sunday morning free at Princess Tower and domus municipalis , unique monument of Romanesque civil architecture, Church of Santa Maria or Our Mrs. Of Sardão, pillory, nut of the village between the magnificent ramparts with watchtowers and defence is the main port of s. Antonio and the Puerta del Sol both with 2 Turrets to the North and the Betrayal by the legend of Princess Tower, and two Shutters of the King with escape tunnel to the river Fervença. Archers and artillery were part of their defenses with Granites and schists blacks ensured its preservation post attack attack from invasions and occupations and renewal based on some restoration. The keep has 34 mt high with Gothic Windows. A must-visit besides the mountain ranges and the Montesinho Natural Park ...
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  • Great view.
  • Very pretty castle
  • Really enjoyed walking around the castle in the dark.
  • Uma referencia Nacional. Fantastico.