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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  • One of the most beautiful gardens I know. Good to rest on the benches and enjoy the flowers on a spring afternoon. I advise you to visit.
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  • A renowned place in Braga. By history and by your beauty. A nice garden never disappoints. Always arranged, everything perfect.
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  • Is beautiful at any time of the day, but the later is particularly different. Worth photographing and recording the moment.
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