About Vimioso

Vimioso is a municipality in the district of Bragança, Portugal. The population in 2011 was 5,245, in an area of 97.48 km². The municipality is located in the north of Portugal, bordering Spain. It is situated in the valley of the River Portaja, a tributary of the River Sabor. The municipality is home to the Castle of Vimioso, a medieval fortress built in the 12th century. The castle has been declared a National Monument of Portugal. The municipality is also home to the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Ajuda, a 17th-century chapel built in the baroque style. The economy of the municipality is based on agriculture, livestock, forestry and tourism.