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Praça de Camões, 14
Built by Dom Dinis, this castle has had great importance in the Defense military of Northern Portugal. The two forts, both built during the wars of the restoration, reinforced at the corners by quads composed bastions. Currently, kept the remains of military walls. The construction of the time of Dinis remains only the Tower of homage. The keep houses the Center for military history.
Rua da Igreja
4480-754, Vila do Conde
In this church constructed in 1496, it stands out the main façade sided by bell towers from the 17th century, presenting a magnificent Manueline doorway, laced and sculpted work done by João de Ruão. The interior presents three naves with wooden ceilings, separated by four round arches. On the transept chapels it stands out the golden carving and the coffered vaults.
Rua Dom Nuno Álvares Pereira (últimos arcos)
4480-754, Vila do Conde
18th century work also known as Aqueduct of the convent, consisting of a long arched colonnades, today partially ruined. It is an artificial channel built from the convent of Santa Clara to the East and initially comprised of 999 arches. It has a wingspan and height arches backwards, with broken arches and upper rounded channel profile.
Avenida Carvalho de Araújo
5000-657, Vila Real
With gothic characteristics, this temple has three naves divided on the façade by two counterforts. The portic is ogival with multiple archivolts, sided by two niches with sculptures. The high altar is baroque.
Praça dos Restauradores, 25 - 45
The work began in 1777 and finished only one century later. It is a building with sober lines with influence of the Italian “new taste”.
Avenida Engenheiro Adelino Amaro da Costa, 9
The Cathedral of Braganza was designed by architect pink and Vassal inaugurated in 2001, being the first Cathedral built in the 21st century. This is an area of 10 thousand square meters, with distribution of seats in theatre style and pentagonal drawing of the surroundings, what distinguishes the contemporary architecture of the monument. Consecrated to our Lady Queen, all of it reflects the region where it operates, since building materials, vegetation of the gardens and even the orientation of doors. Inside, the shrine has the geographical shape of the district and traces of expression of Christ designed ceramic Panel of …
Largo Nossa Senhora da Conceição
9580-539, Vila do Porto
Dating back to 1607, this convent was sacked by pirates in 1616 and in 1675. It was then rebuilt in 1725 on the initiative of Friar Agostinho de San Francisco, dating from this time a set of valuable tiles. Currently, it houses the City Council, the Court of the District of Vila do Porto and the Finance and Treasury Department.