Pópulo Church

Braga, Portugal

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.

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Braga, Portugal
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Founded: 16th century
Category: Religious sites in Portugal

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Rui Braz (2 years ago)
Very beautiful building
Claudio Farias (4 years ago)
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Julian Worker (5 years ago)
Another wonderful church in Braga.
nunopx Lucas (5 years ago)
Sunny, the water was beautiful
José Coelho (5 years ago)
Braga is filled with beautiful churches and this one doesn't escape that by any means!
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