Bragan?a district

Bragança district – best impressions of 2 trips


Bragança district in general

Far in distance but especially in time, due to the roads, Bragança is becoming closer, thanks to the new highways that have been constructed recently.

However, the trend to go south and west obliges me to confess that I’ve been there only three or four times.

​Bragança is a beautiful site, with a well preserve roman house, and all the district looks calm, almost stopped in time, where is easy to appreciate home made specialties of all kind. 

The people is simple and nice, and its not difficult to become friend to someone. Wilder then in the western districts, Douro River also has its attractions here.

Plan your trip including a lunch in Romeu, and, if with time, visit the picturesque villages of Rio de Onor and Varge.



As far as I remember, I have only been in Bragança district four times, and only two of them expressly to visit Bragança. Despite the remote location, remarkable progress could be seen in a traditional and conservative city.


Mirandela - Bragança district
Mirandela – Bragança district

One day, I remembered going to celebrate New Year’s Eve at a hotel in Mirandela. It was the opportunity to get a better look at a city I had already passed through, running. I was faced with such dense fog that the best image was at night. Anyway, it was good, and I brought alheiras.


Caretos de Podence
Caretos de Podence

I never went to Podence, but Podence came to me. Caretos are a famous local tradition, which, in the name of folklore, can now be seen in other places, as happened to me in Portalegre. I don’t know if it’s worth going to Podence outside of Carnival, but if I’m there I’ll take a look and let you know.

Rio de Onor

Rio de Onor
Rio de Onor – Bragança district

Rio de Onor is a curious village, half Portuguese and half Spanish, where the bilingual population lives a community life, without regard to countries or borders. The landscape is beautiful, and the village is simple but well organized.



On the way to Rio de Onor, the objective, we had to stop in Varge, a small village beautified by a peaceful river. You could see and buy artisanal jams, which the women, as experts, praised a lot.



Romeu “is” a Restaurant.

Well not exactly, Romeu is a traditional village of the northeast, with beautiful houses and a good restaurant, but, when you decide to make a picture, which is the best target for your camera?

Yes, the restaurant.

​So, click, and up to lunch.

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