Castelo Branco Things to Do

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    Castle

    by solopes Updated Jul 6, 2014
    Castelo Branco

    Castelo Branco means "white castle" but the name seems to come from Roman time. the remains atop the hill are from a castle built in the 13Th century by the Templar. Severely damaged by the wars, it still houses a classified church and a few tombs.

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    Jardim do Paço

    by solopes Updated Dec 27, 2013

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    It's referred everywhere as the most remarkable point of Castelo Branco. That's why, passing there, we couldn't stop without seeing it.

    It's a nice small baroque garden, easy to visit, and... deserves your stop.

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    Jardim do Paco

    by salinhopt Updated Feb 22, 2004

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    Castelo Branco - Jardim do Pa��o

    The Garden of the Episcopal Paco of Castelo Branco shows as one of the most original units of the baroque in Portugal. In special in that it respects to the legal one: to the symbolic aspects and the disposal of its elements in thematic passages. It was the Bishop of Guarda, D. Joao de Mendonca (1711-1736) that it ordered and probably guided the workmanships of the Garden.

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    Convento de Santo Antonio dos capuchos

    by salinhopt Updated Feb 22, 2004

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    Castelo Branco - Convento de Santo Ant��n

    In the northeast of Castello Branco and in the limit of the Devesa, was established in 1562 the monastery of Antonio Saint of the Capuchos by D. Fernando de Meneses, comendador and alcaide-mor of this village. Workmanship of sec. XVI, was suffering diverse alterations.

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    Convento da Graca

    by salinhopt Updated Feb 22, 2004

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    Castelo Branco - Convento da Gra��a

    In the north of Castelo Branco, together to the museum Tavares Proenca Junior, existed the convent of the Graca that belonged, up to 1526, to the Order of S. Francisco, passing later to St. Augustin, being there installed the Casa Saint of the Mercy. Its Church was constructed in sec. XVI.

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    The cathedral

    by salinhopt Written Jul 30, 2003

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    Castelo Branco - Cathedral

    The church of S. Miguel, retraces probably to séc. XIII or séc. XIV, that very it was ruined in the last quarter of séc. XVII. Due to scarcity of half making a monumental workmanship, it was D. Martim Alfonso de Melo, Bishop of Guarda, that rebuilt it in the last quarter of century XVII, paying most of the expenditures.
    Really beautifull!

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    Square and Cruzeiro de Sao Joao

    by salinhopt Updated Feb 22, 2004

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    Castelo Branco - S��o Jo��o Square

    Sao Joao square is realy a nice place to relax and admire this XVIthe cross, and the XIX century buildings with great architecture features.

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    The castle

    by salinhopt Updated Feb 20, 2004

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    Castelo Branco - The castle

    Built by the Templários, probably between 1214 and 1230. You'll have a fantastic view all over the city. The day was hot and sunny! :)

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    DOMUS MUNICIPALIS

    by salinhopt Written Jul 30, 2003

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    Castelo Branco - DOMUS MUNICIPALIS

    In the Old Square, that is the center mediaval period, it meets old Domus Municipalis, workmanship of the principles of séc. XVI, target of some reconstructions

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