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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
The castle contains the Military Museum and some buildings, lots of weaponry. Other buildings gave some history.
The castle contains the Military Museum and some buildings, lots of weaponry. Other buildings gave some history. more »
The castle looks very impressive. We walked on the wall around but twice we could not get in. First day we came before 17.00 - already closed. The day after we arrived at 11.30 - they did not let us..... more
The castle looks very impressive. We walked on the wall around but twice we could not get in. First day we came before 17.00 - already closed. The day after we arrived at 11.30 - they did not let us..... more »
Beautiful castle with inner town buildings. Plenty to explore and be surprised. Interior car parking is limited, but with places to walk around. Small museus and places to eat and drink with outside terraces.
Amazing!! We happened to visit during their annual "Festa da História" - a 4 day festival where volunteers dress up in medieval period clothing and re-create the hustle and bustle of life inside the castle walls. This was completely free!!!! Kids enjoyed playing period games, eating traditional foods (food was not free) and walking through the town complete with an alley representing the more shady part of town. Parents with younger kids may want to keep out of this area (which is just outside the public washrooms), there are characters dressed as zombies and ghosts which some kids found frightening. Check the website for next years festival dates which seem to occur yearly in August.
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