The Garden of Santa Barbara, Braga

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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The Garden of Santa Barbara is a municipal garden in the civil parish of Sé, municipality of Braga, alongside the eastern wing of the historical Archbishop's Palace of Braga.HistoryThe Garden was actually a modern elaboration of the space: in 1955, the garden was landscaped, in keeping with the Estado Novo romanticism of the period. From plaques located on the site, the design and landscaping was completed by José Cardoso da Silva (from a posthumous inscription dedicated by the municipal government of Braga).GeographyThe garden is located in the northeast corner the Archbishop's Palace, on an elevation. It consists of geometric designs carved from beds of boxwood, decorated with cedar topiaries.The northern patio of the Palace, alongside the Garden, is manicured with diverse architectural elements; specifically, the remains of cornices, statues and coat-of-arms in rock. Delimiting this space, are the broken ruins of an arcade, that pertained to the medieval palace. Located in the middle of the garden is a statue of Saint Barbara on a fountain, which represents the patron saint of the garden, and namesake.
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  • One of the places I liked most of Portugal, a beautiful garden with many species of plants. Flowers of many different colors. Worth the visit. Charming
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  • Whenever I visit these gardens I feel in a previous season. Beautiful gardens and always care! To take pictures becomes a hotspot
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  • Braga is a beautiful and wonderful city. My daughter got a year in this city, studying at the University of minho and loved the city and portugal. This flower garden and very well taken care of, in the city centre, is one of the French-inspired postcards of braga. I'd say it's a must.
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