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Mirandela is a municipality and town in the district of Bragança in Portugal. The municipality covers 32.4 km ² with 11,924 inhabitants (as of 30 June 2011). The town has about 5700 inhabitants Mirandela.

  • 5.1 Roads, railways, airport
  • 5.2 Public transport
  • 6.1 Sons and daughters of the town
  • 6.2 People who have worked on site


Mirandela lies on the River Tua on the edge of the highlands of Trás -os- Montes, about 60 km southwest of the district capital of Bragança, northeastern Portugal.


At least since the Bronze Age there was a settlement here, in their surroundings metal ores were promoted (tin, copper, arsenic, gold). Celtiberian and Romans left traces in the then Caladunum mentioned Mirandela. In particular, for the Romans the place was a densely populated settlement and an important producer of agricultural goods. After the invasion of the Visigoths, the present district area in the 6th century part of the Laetera - administrative capital of the Suevi was.

King D.Afonso III. gave Mirandela 1250 city rights ( Foral ) and raised the place to Vila ( town ). King D.Dinis confirmed in 1291 the city rights by King Manuel I in 1512 renewed.

1984 Mirandela the Cidade (City) has been charged.

Culture and sights

Among the monuments of the place include a number of historic public buildings, two medieval bridges, and various religious buildings. Mention may be made in particular of the mannerist Palace of Tavoras from the 17th century, today resides in the city administration ( Câmara Municipal), and the castle of the 13th century, of which the last of the three city gates is the most visible remnant.

The municipal museum Museu Municipal Armindo Teixeira Lopes is dedicated to the most famous artists of the city and is regarded as an important art museum in Portugal. On display are 460 paintings and sculptures by 286 artists from home and abroad, including Almada Negreiros, Artur Bual, Abel Manta, Domingos de Sequeira, João Hogan, and Maria Helena Vieira da Silva.

In addition to the Public Library ( Biblioteca Municipal) and the Auditorio Municipal ( with cinema and concert hall ) exist with the ethnographic museum Museu Etnográfico de Suçães in the community Suçães, and the curiosities museum Museu de Curiosidades do Romeu in the community Romeu other cultural facilities.

Several trails lead to the surrounding area and some surrounding villages. Inter alia can water mills and oil presses are visited. Tickets are available the Tourist Office ( Turismo ) from beside the railway station of Mirandela.



Mirandela is the seat of the homonymous district. The neighboring districts are (clockwise starting from the north ): Vinhais, Macedo de Cavaleiros, Alfândega da Fé, Vila Flor, Carrazeda de Ansiães, Murça and Valpaços.

The following parishes ( freguesias ) lying in circle Mirandela:

  • Abambres
  • Abreiro
  • Aguieiras
  • Alvites
  • Avantos
  • Avidagos
  • Barcel
  • Bouça
  • Cabanelas
  • Caravelas
  • Carvalhais
  • Cedães
  • Cobro
  • Fradizela
  • Franco
  • Frechas
  • Freixeda
  • Lamas de Orelhão
  • Marmelos
  • Mascarenhas
  • Mirandela
  • Múrias
  • Navalho
  • Passos
  • Pereira
  • Romeu
  • São Pedro Velho
  • São Salvador ( Mirandela )
  • Suçães
  • Torre de Dona Chama
  • Vale de Asnes
  • Vale de Gouvinhas
  • Vale de Salgueiro
  • Vale de Telhas
  • Valverde
  • Vila Boa
  • Vila Verde


Local holiday

  • May 25


  • France France: Orthez (since 1993)
  • Portugal: Maia (since 1993)
  • Guinea- Bissau Guinea- Bissau Bafatá ( potential future )


Road, railway, airport

The European Road IP4 (part of European route 82) through the village, and is about 50 km long national road N213 leads from Mirandela to Chaves.

Since the partial cancellation of the railway line Linha do Tua 2008 Mirandela is no longer connected to the national railway network. Mirandela is integrated into the national bus network of speech Expressos.

With the airfield Mirandela the city has an airfield for sports and leisure equipment.

Public transport

The Metropolitano de Ligeiro Mirandela (German: light rail Mirandela ) is only six stops counting local narrow-gauge railway, on the basis of partially set railway Linha do Tua. The city Mirandela also maintains two color distinct urban bus lines ( Linha Azul = Blue line, Linha Vermelha = red line) that circulate on weekdays from about 7:00 to 19:00 (other than weekends). Further, private bus lines provide regional connections.


Sons and daughters of the town

  • Luciano Cordeiro (1844-1900), writer
  • Augusto Alves da Veiga (1850-1924), lawyer, journalist, diplomat and Republican politicians, Freemasons
  • João Maria Ferreira Sarmento Pimentel (1888-1987), officer, author and opposition
  • Armindo Teixeira Lopes (1905-1976), painter
  • Manuel Gil Teixeira Lopes ( b. 1936 ), painter and university professor, son of Armindo Teixeira Lopes
  • José Augusto Gama (1942-2000), politician, conservative MEP
  • Jesualdo Ferreira ( born 1946 ), football coach
  • Isaltino Morais ( b. 1949 ), lawyer and politician, former Prime
  • Eurico Carrapatoso (born 1962 ), composer
  • Paulo Jorge Pedro Lopes (born 1978 ), football player
  • Eduardo dos Reis Carvalho ( b. 1982 ), football player, goalkeeper

Those who worked on site