Pousada de Bragança – Luxurious Modern Hotel
The stylish Pousada de Bragança is set in some of the most lovely, rugged countryside in the northeast of Portugal.
With its modern rooms, charming balconies, elegant pool and decorative modern art, Bragança's Pousada can't fail to impress you, particularly given its hilltop setting overlooking the city's beautiful medieval castle and striking city walls, with the Tras-os-Montes mountains beyond. The castle dates back to the 12th century when King D. Sancho I gave the city its charter. It was later given as a dowry for the marriage of one of his sisters-in-law and has subsequently been owned by the House of Bragança.
The pool, which is open seasonally during the summer, is set in gardens with an attractive terrace alongside the Pousada de Bragança, affording stunning views of the city, whether from the sunbeds or from the water’s edge. Careful consideration has been made to take full advantage of the wonderful views you can enjoy from many angles inside and within the grounds of this property.
The Pousada has Michelin-starred with fantastic views and menu prices from 77€ per person. If you plan on dining in the Pousada's restaurant during your stay we highly recommend booking your table when making your room reservation to ensure availability.
The citadel’s keep is imposing and you will enjoy taking a few hours to stroll through the town and appreciate its monuments and the architecture of the noble residences and townhouses.
Bragança was the home of Catherine, the queen consort of Charles II of England who was instrumental in the rise in popularity of tea when she encouraged the English courtiers to drink tea.
With its ancient walls, its 12th-century town hall and its Renaissance cathedral, it is one of the most interesting and unforgettable cities in Portugal, set in a particularly mountainous area with green valleys and silent rivers flowing towards the Spanish border. Granite from the region was used to build many of the local monuments, Romanesque chapels and Baroque churches.
Nearby is the Montesinho Natural Park with many cycling and walking routes, and the flora and fauna of the Tras-os-Montes mountains makes this a popular region for hunting and outdoor activities. You can still visit the commune style villages and see how the inhabitants lived in times past. Also worth a visit is the church of Castro de Avelas and the Serra da Estrela national park is also within reach, with its famous cheese, sausage and mountain honey.