Arco da Porta Nova, Braga

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The Arch of the New Gate (Portuguese: Arco da Porta Nova), is a Baroque and Neoclassical arch, designed by André Soares in the late 18th century, in the civil parish of Sé, municipality of Braga, in northern Portugal. The triumphal arch which decorates the western entrance to the medieval wall of the city, was opened in 1512 and traditionally used to present the city's keys to dignitaries and celebrities.

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  • The “Arco da Porta Nova” was one of the doors in the city walls, torn down in the year 1512, at the time of the Archbishop of Braga, D. Diogo de Sousa. Its current appearance dates back to the year...  more »
  • Very nice entrance to the center of the city. Is the first thing you see when you arrive from the train station.  more »
  • A simple but undoubtedly imposing structure that actually is well placed to be considered the gates to the old town. It seldom fails to provide great shots, so have your cameras ready when you visit!
  • A nice arch at the start of a cute walking street. Quite packed with tourists but you aren't harassed.

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