Arco da Porta Nova
City Gate in Braga
If you arrive in Braga by train, you’ll find that the Arch of Rua do Souto serves as one of the entrances to the city center. Simply head straight on along Rua Andrade Corvo from the station, and you’ll come across it. This archway was originally one of the medieval gateways in the defensive wall constructed by King Dinis and further fortified in 1373 by King Fernando. Although Bishop Diogo de Sousa reinforced it in 1512, the present structure dates back to the 18th century and was designed by André Soares in the Baroque style, as per the request of Archbishop José de Bragança. At the top of the arch, you’ll see a feminine figure representing the city of Braga. Also nearby is the Tower of Porta Nova, which houses the Museum of Image.
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Visiting Arco da Porta Nova