Av. Nossa Senhora do Amparo, Mirandela, Bragança, 5370-210 , Portugal
Good for: Solo
Mirandela is well served by bus connections. There are many buses connecting Mirandela to nearby cities, Porto and Lisbon throughout the day. Most buses to/from Lisbon take around 8 hours to make the trip, but there are a few ones that do it in just 6 hours. Check the schedules at one of the following companies: "Rodonorte", "Santos" or "Rede Expressos". Nearly all buses to/from Lisbon will make a stopover at the Oriente Station there, which is the major transportation hub of the capital. So that's a good place to search for buses and timetables.
The old bridge might be lovely and just a three-minute cross, but you should take some precautions at night. Before crossing, check the bridge's occupation. If you see quite a few people along the bridge, then it's safe to cross. But if you see no one, or even less than half a dozen people along the whole extention of it, consider to avoid crossing it, and choosing the better lightened road bridge just 25m away instead. Do this especially if you're alone! This is because you may happen to come across unfriendly teenagers, drunkards or gypsies, who enjoy creating trouble sometimes.
Be warned- Mirandela has a very low rate of English speakers. If you want to speak to somebody, you better pick a youngster among the passersby. They are likely to understand you, but most will still find it difficult to reply to your questions, especially when giving directions. Thus, avoid asking complicated things in the first place. Try popping in at a hotel instead and ask your questions to someone at the front desk. Their level of English is usually higher and they'll be happy to help you.
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