THE CASTLE OF BRAGANÇA

THE CASTLE OF BRAGANÇA

The Castle of Bragança is located in the parish of Santa Maria, in the historic center of the city, county and district of Bragança, Portugal.
In Tras-os-Montes, in the far northeast of the country, on the hill looking over the river Fervença, is one of the most important and well preserved Portuguese castles. From the top of its walls one can see the mountains of Montesinho and Sanabria (north), the Rebordões (NE) and the Nogueira (west).
After the Roman invasion of the Iberian Peninsula this defense would have been reformulated, overlooking the Roman road that would have cut the region. During the barbarian invasions was named as “Brigância” and later occupied by the Muslims. It has been devastated during the struggles of the Christian Reconquest of the peninsula.
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