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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  • a curious fact is that this garden was chosen by many of the teenagers from Braga to declare their promises of love. p go 2 site and renew their vows.
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  • For those visiting the city of Braga has to walk through this beautiful and always in blossom garden.
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  • This public garden was designed in the 17TH century. First sight coup, harmony, beauty and colorful flowers and hedges that invite you to stroll calmly among them can be seen. Puts the finishing touch the building located on one side of the garden, the Bishop's Palace. Both form a beautiful tandem.
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