The city and the region

Bragança is a small city of 25 000 inhabitants, established in 1187. It is located in the mountainous Northeastern Portugal in a natural and historically rich environment. By highway, Bragança is 215 km east of Porto and 520 km north of Lisbon. It is also close to the Spanish cities of Salamanca (165 km), Valladolid (200 km), and Madrid (350 km). Learn more about Bragança.

Bragança offers more than 1200 beds in hotels and other lodging units. Food, mostly regional and national, is famous by its taste, simplicity and the quality of its ingredients. Bragança also offers many opportunities for recreation in nature, arts, history, and sports.

Major attractions in the city include the Castle of Bragança and the Domus Municipalis, the Centre of Contemporary Art Graça Morais, the Centre of Photography  Georges Dussaud, the Iberian Museum of the Mask and Costume, and the Museum of Abade de Baçal, among others.

The region is rich in landscape and agricultural systems of interest for the conference providing unique opportunities for field trips. Candidates for other field trips in the region include the Douro River Valley (Port wine country and UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the “Parque Natural de Montesinho”, and the “Parque Natural do Douro Internacional”.

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