Thursday, February 21, 2013

Pópulo Church, Braga - Portugal

A few months ago Miguel sent me this card of the Pópulo Church in Braga. Last month, during the New Year's Meeting, we visited the church.

Guia Turistico do Norte
Pópulo Church is a neoclassical church located in Braga.
The church started to be built by the end of the 16th century, under the order of Archbishop D. Frei Agostinho de Jesus, to invoke the Virgin Mary that is glorified in Santa Maria del Popolo church in Rome.
Its front suffered some changes in the 18th century to neoclassical style designed by Carlos Amarante, a Portuguese architect. Its interior is decorated with tiles showing a great pictorial value as well as its baroque altar.
Close to the church, and belonging to the same architectural block there is an ancient monastery, which is now part of the Town Hall Services. - in: wikipedia

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