(c) 2008 Xanadu - a promise of Portugal
Our region of Portugal is rich in natural beauty. Surrounded by the Montesinho Natural Park you have at your doorstep some of the least developed and unspoilt areas in Europe with a huge amount of bio-diversity so whether you want to walk, cycle or just explore the region, there is a huge amount to enjoy.
The historic city of Braganca Medieval town with fortified walls and towers
Museum: Museu do Abade de Baçalr. do Consilheiro Abílio Beca 27 P - 5300 Bragança.
Local and regional collections, religious objects
Open daily from 10am except main public holidays
The castle at Braganca day and night
The pictures above were shot by
Wikimedia user Dantadd
There is much to interest the visitor here, ranging from the traditional rustic architecture, to ancient ritual ceremonies, and the historical interest of the castle and its mediaeval village at Bragança. You can still hear 'Fado' being sung in the villages and the open-air markets provide a rich insight into rural life.
A still for producing the local brandy "aguardente"
A village procession at Corpus Christi
Children in Carnival dress
We have been extremely fortunate to be allowed to feature photographs of our area by some fantastic photographers. Images where credited are the property of their owners and are used with permission. If you wish to copy these images, you should contact them directly - not us. Links are given.