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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  • Such an iconic monument and a meeting place for most tours to Braga. Apparently this gate gave rise to many sayings in Portuguese and Spanish such as if you leave a door or window open, you will hear....  more
    Such an iconic monument and a meeting place for most tours to Braga. Apparently this gate gave rise to many sayings in Portuguese and Spanish such as if you leave a door or window open, you will hear....  more »
  • 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... 
    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 »
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  • Two sides and two stories. Western old city gate that had been left open! Following the storyline of the gate while looking at it and searching for clues to the old medieval walls is fun!
  • A beautiful main pedestrian thoroughfare in Historic Braga, filled with shops, restaurants anchored by the Arco Novo at the beginning and the main town fountain at the end.

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