The Garden of Santa Barbara, Braga

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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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  • This beautiful garden seems to be waiting to catch us with your beauty, where we can take beautiful photos that will be part, in our memories, happy moments of our lives.
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  • Very pleasant place to be for a single passage or even for a stopover on one of the seats the rest or lunch surrounded by beautiful flowers that are in the garden, even at night is very nice. Overlooking the back of the old Bishop's Palace
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  • I was in a cold season and found the garden a little bad care, didn't have many flowers in addition to think it small! But without a doubt worth a walk by him and take beautiful photos!
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  • It's a beautiful park but it's quite small and there isn't much tonsee or do. It's worth a visit if you're around but I wouldn't go there solely for it. The shops around seem bice so it should be a nice place for a break from your shopping session. It could use more benches though.
  • One of the most picturesque places in the heart of Braga, a place where you can find flowers throughout the year. A garden mix with some Roman architecture behind a unique beauty, a good place to relax or even date. a local prefect to take quality photos.
  • Beautiful trim and elegant gardens. Nice for walking and relaxing, peaceful and quiet place, many spots for beautiful photos.
  • Nice and small garden with historical walls and beautiful flowers that is suitable place for relaxation !
  • Wonderful garden.Very well treated with beautiful flowers. MUST VISIT
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