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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.
Castle of Braganza Reviews
That at one time a few privileged families of Braganca lived in red tile roofed white stucco homes, attended church and the court of the ruling duke within this hilltop walled city defended by the... more »
A nice walk around. Would love to start a B & B on the grounds. It was raining the day we went so we stopped in for a bite and a glass was of wine. A nice while to,while away the afternoon more »
Probably one of the best Preserved Castles I have seen. The Bailey, keep and courtyard all complete. The museum inside is not quite as good unless you love pistols & swords and and can read Portuguese. Pleasant way to spend a few hours. You can walk the complete Rampart around the village.
Beautiful castle. One of my favorites in Portugal. Free entrance up to midday.
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