Bragança Paulista


Bragança Paulista

Bragança Paulista is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. The population in 2003 is 137,935 and the area is 514.84 km². The elevation is 817 m.

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The town is famous for its traditional sausages, with several establishments claiming to sell the "real Bragança sausage". Bragança has become a commuter town due to its proximity to São Paulo and Campinas. As a result, real estate is developing at a fast pace and several gated communities have sprung up all over town.

Sports

In sports, the most notable football (soccer) team in the city is Bragantino, which plays at Estádio Marcelo Stéfani, and was the 1990 Campeonato Paulista champion and 1991 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A runner-up.

Attractions

One of the town's main attractions is Taboao Lake (Lago do Taboao), which houses a number of bars and restaurants. The lake gets crowded on the weekends with lots of people from all social spectra both inside and outside the bars. Places worth visiting include Triarito (formerly Trairagem, a bar beside the lake serving food and snacks), Lago Bier (a bit more upmarket, with an "a la carte" menu), Porkarias (for those into Brazilian country music and dancing) and the pubs in the countryside, like Busca Vida and Santa Luzia which are known for alternative music bands

External links

* [http://www.braganca.sp.gov.br/ Official home page] (in Portuguese).
* [http://www.saofrancisco.edu.br São Francisco University] (in Portuguese).
* [http://www.bragancapaulista.org Information about Bragança] (in Portuguese).
* [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Bragança+Paulista,+br&spn=0.163078,0.253372&t=k&hl=en Satellite photo of Bragança] . Google Maps.
* [http://www.acbp.com.br Bragança Airport(airclub)] (in Portuguese).


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