Bragança is a city and municipality in north-eastern Portugal, capital of district of Bragança, in Trás-os-Montes, the land that the Portuguese poet Miguel Torga called "Wonderful kingdom".
A remote and mountainous region offers uniques landscapes , historic towns , natural scenery and a rich cuisine. Bragança is situated on the edge of Montesinho Natural Park - one of the wildest forest areas in Europe, with a huge diversity of flora and fauna.
The population have a traditional way of life , especially in cities and smaller towns such as Miranda do Douro , Mogadouro , Moncorvo Tower and Freixo de Espada a Cinta.
The climate in Bragança it's easy to descrive, long and cold winters and shorter hot summers. Snow in winter is very common and can last for several days. The high in January is around 8.5 °C while the August and July high is around 35.5 °C. The January low hovers around the freezing point. It has been known to snow in May, and winter temperatures can fall to as low as −11.6 °C. However, the temperature of -17.5°C has been recorded in 1983 in the station of a local institute, so it's a good idea to bring a warm coat.