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139km (86 miles) NE of Vila Real; 522km (324 miles) NE of Lisbon

The medieval town of Bragan├ža (Braganza in English) was under the aegis of the House of Bragan├ža, which ruled Portugal from 1640 until its overthrow early in the 20th century. On a hilltop, a long, fortified wall still surrounds the town -- the best-preserved medieval town in Portugal. It overlooks the modern town in the northeastern reaches of the country on a rise of ground in the Serra da Nogueira, some 600m (1,968 ft.) above sea level.