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Monuments in Bragança
Porta de Santo António
Rua Dom Fernão
This is one of the doors of the castle of Bragança, featuring a round arch.
Sé Catedral de Bragança
Avenida Engenheiro Adelino Amaro da Costa, 9
Inaugurated in 2001, it was the first cathedral to be built in Portugal in the 21st century. Designed by the architect Vassalo Rosa, it occupies an area of 10 thousand square meters and features contemporary architecture, with an amphitheater distribution of seats and a pentagonal design of the surrounding area. Devoted to Nossa Senhora Rainha, the monument intends to reflect the region where it is located, from the construction materials used to the orientation of the doors or the vegetation of the gardens. The tabernacle has the geographical shape of the district.
Solar dos Veiga Cabral / Centro de Arte Contemporânea Graça de Morais
Rua Conselheiro Abílio Beça, 105
Building also called Solar dos Sá Vargas, which underwent several alterations in the 20th century, the balconies were restored, the main staircase of the building removed and the windows on the upper floor placed. In 1947, a Bank of Portugal branch was installed here and, in 2001, it was acquired by the Bragança City Council. Currently, the space is occupied by the Graça de Morais Contemporary Art Center.
Domus Municipalis / Antigos Paços Municipais
Rua da Cidadela, 112
A National Monument since 1910, this peculiarly shaped building is the only example of Romanesque civil architecture in the entire Iberian Peninsula, which has a pentagonal shape. Located in the Cidadela area, it was built in the 13th century and, although it is not known exactly what motivated its creation, it is known that it served as a cistern and meeting point for the “good men”, who were responsible for the analysis of matters of interest and justice.
Solar dos Teixeiras / Fundação Os Nossos Livros
Rua Trindade Coelho, 32
This property of noble architectural design from the 17th century has a "mezzanine" on the upper floor of the facade that faces the street. The openings on the main floor have aprons, where treated volumes in the shape of diamond points were carved. The building was acquired and remodeled by the Bragança City Council in the 90s of the 20th century, currently housing the Library Dr. Águedo de Oliveira/Fundação "Os Nosso Livros", whose collection is considered one of the most valuable in the north of the country.
Convento e Igreja de São Francisco
Rua de São Francisco, 59
Built in the 13th century to house the mendicant order of San Francisco, it underwent several renovations in the following centuries, with the Mannerist façade dating back to 1635. In the second half of the 19th century, in the convent area, it was built the Military Hospital and, later, the Duke of Bragança Asylum. Among the various 18th century altarpieces it has, the one in the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Conceição stands out, in which some rocaille applications are notorious.
Castelo de Bragança
Rua Dom João V, 62 - Cidadela
Built in the twelfth century, and classified as a National Monument since 1910, it is one of the best preserved castles in Portugal, with its distinguished Keep, considered one of the most beautiful military buildings in the country. Also, noteworthy is the elegant Citadel and the heart-shaped walls and its typical houses. On the north side of the walls, stands the "Princess Tower", where, according to legend, a young Moorish girl loved by a Christian lived as a prisoner.
Torre de Menagem de Bragança
An elegant towe that stands out from the rest of the walls. It has vigilance posts in the angles and a cistern inside. A special note to the ogival window of the southern façade. The gazebo with battlements offers a beautiful panoramic view of the mountains of Nogueira, Coroa and Montesinho and, to the north, of the Sanabria peaks.
Igreja Matriz de Failde / Igreja de Santo Ildefonso
The Church consists of a longitudinal plan consists of a nave, a chancel narrower and lower, and a sacristy and an attachment adossados.
Igreja Matriz de Gimonde / Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Assunção
Rua da Costa