Sunday, August 25, 2013

Minho - Portugal

Minho is a portuguese region in the north of the country, which includes the districts of Viana do Castelo and Braga. This is one of my favorite regions. 

I'll go on holidays next month and one of the places i wanted to go was Viana do Castelo but i had to change my plans. I won't be able to go next month but i still want to visit the city this year. 
This card sent by Eduardo shows the local handicraft. 

 Edição da Confraria do Bom Jesus do Monte
The Bom Jesus Sanctuary in Braga is the famous landmark of the city. The architecture of the church and its baroque stairway is remarkable but its gardens are also worth to visit. 
This card sent by Miguel shows an artificial cave and the gazebo. 

Forways, Lda
Another card sent by Eduardo, this one from Braga's city center. The Republic Square was opened by the end of the middle ages. It was here, that food and other supplies were sold and traded since the 16th century.
The space was transformed into a public garden in the mid-19th century and the arcade building was completed in 1885.
The latest intervention in the square took place between June 1994 and July 1995, when the square was closed to traffic and built an illuminated fountain. 

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