I am fond of beautiful landscapes, and my adventure in Bragança was full of beautiful surprises. One of them was the panoramic view from Castelo de Outeiro (Outeiro Castle).
It is a bit rough to get there. Castelo de Outeiro is located in a rural area, at the top of Monte do Castelo, on a hill 800 meters high. There is a dirt path, but we decided to leave the car halfway and finish the climb on foot. The panoramic view from the top is out of this world: small villages, surrounded by endless fields that disappear from sight.
Castelo de Outeiro was an important place on the defensive line of Trás-os-Montes. There are countless vestiges of occupation since the Roman period, and, from the top, it is possible to see the lands of Miranda and Zamora.
The region of Trás-os-Montes, located in the northeast of Portugal, is considered Portugal’s most remote area and developed an identity of its own. It is a pleasure to travel around this region.
Once, Miguel Torga, a famous Portuguese writer, called Trás-os-Montes the Wonderful Kingdom. If you have not been there, it is time for you to understand why.
Better late than never, right?