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Squares in Braga

17 squares in Braga

Squares in Braga
Praca do Municipio
In this square is Braga Municipal House, the Public Library and the District Archive of Braga, behind is the Wall, Bracarense Episcopal Palace and a lane to the Cathedral. This square was formerly used as a bullring and was modified in a project by André Soares, it has a fountain in the middle (known as the Fountain of the Pelican) by the sculptor Marceliano de Araújo.
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Largo Carlos Amarante
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This square is in the historic center of the city, in the parish of S. Joseph de S. Lazarus. It contains 2 important buildings: the Hospital de São Marcos and the imposing Igreja de Santa Cruz. In the center of the square is a flower-shaped granite fountain, surrounded by a small garden and stone benches.
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Praça da República
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The Republic Square is the most central in the city, at the end of Avenida da Liberdade. Is a giant rectangular pedestrian square, always bustling. Out of it come the main pedestrian and shopping streets of the old town, the Rua do Souto (shops), the cavalcade two Capelistas and Gardens Central Avenue (where there are several sculptures and monuments). On the corner of Avenida da Liberdade is the tourist information office. It has three large ornamental fountains with multiple water jets and waterfalls, the round font is in the center of the square and at night is illuminated by colored lighting. Opposite, in the Arcade building, there are several restaurants and cafes with terraces where there are locals and tourists, like the traditional Cafe Vianna and the Church of Our Lady of Lapa. Just behind stands the Keep of the old castle, which is accessed by the back street. Also here is the beautiful building of the Bank of Portugal, and the shopping center "Braga Shopping". Under the square there is an underground car park.
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Largo da Senhora-A-Branca
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This place is at the end of the gardens of Central Avenue and was formerly known as "Campo de Santana." It's an irregularly shaped plaza that has a stairway to its center due to the slope of the street, a stone cross that;s a National Monument stands at the center. It has beautiful manicured gardens, the rose gardens have some trees and stone benches to sit and rest. On one side of the square stands Palácio Senhora-A-Branca and Nossa Senhora-Branca-A Church. There are also a few sculptures, one dedicated to Pius XII and another to the surgeon Alberto Cruz.
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Praça Conde de Agrolongo
This huge square is the end of Rúa dos Capelistas. It seemed fairly new, mostly concrete, with several ornamental fountains and some garden space but also has a children's play area. Due to the slope of the street the square is partly underground, there are a few cafes and bars with terraces for a drink, as well as underground parking. The square is surrounded by buildings, mainly houses, although on one side is the Ibis hotel next to the Chapel of El Salvador (former convent) and Lar Agrolongo do Conde, which gives name to this square. In the background is the Church and Convento do Pópulo.
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Campo Das Carvalheiras
This walk in the northwest of the city, is between the Arco da Porta Nova and Torre do Postigo, on the hill known as Alto da Cividade. There are I to V century AD Roman ruins (this was a residential area of ​​the Roman Bracara Augusta). The landscaped avenue runs along the Rua do Matadouro and both sides of the walk have numerous trees and benches. One of the most striking elements is the sixteenth century stone cross at the center, consisting of a tall decorated stem topped with a cross and seated on a staircase.
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Length of São Tiago - Plaza de Santiago
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This square is in the southern part of the city and is named after the main building, the Seminary of Santiago, part of which houses the Pius XII Museum (archeology and sacred art). This forms a "U" shape in the center of the square. There's also a medieval tower from the ancient wall which houses the city's History Museum. In the center of the square is a granite ornamental fountain with a square base, composed of a pyramidal column and topped with a cross. Opposite the entrance to the Pius XII Museum is a Monument to Bracara Augusta.
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Largo São João do Souto
Largo São João do Souto is a triangular square in the historic city center, in the civil parish of the same name, formed to widen Avenida Liberdade. It's semi-pedestrianized (a public park bounds the traffic), surrounded by buildings (some are hostels), is cobbled, has terraces of nearby cafes, a children's play area and the center is occupied by a modern ornamental fountain. There are two important buildings, declared National Monuments: The Igreja São João do Souto and Capela and Casa dos Coimbras. There's also the Monument to Francisco Sánchez.
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Two Terreiro Evangelists
Taking the path on the left side of the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus (just behind the hotel) you get to this place, which is the end of Via Sacra. Here there are 3 octagonal chapels, built in the eighteenth century by André Soares, which depict scenes after the Crucifixion. On the square's perimeter there are 4 Baroque fountains crowned with statues of the Evangelists (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) with inscriptions of these gospels, in the center there's also a fountain.
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