In the fifteenth century, the future Duke of Braganza, Dom Afonso, built his mansion - the vast Pašo dos Duques de Braganca whose style reflects a strong influence of the architecture of northern Europe. The palace serves as a barracks in the nineteenth century. In state of neglect until the twentieth century, the palace underwent a complete restoration and is open to the public museum. These collections are several objects that tell the story of the Portuguese Maritime Discoveries and the conquest of the Maghreb. The museum has a collection of weapons dating from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century and Portuguese furniture post-discovery period.
From time to time, the grandeur of the past descends on the Pašo dos Duques, especially during official ceremonies or when the President of the Portuguese Republic occupies the top floor of the Palace, the official residence of the head of state northern pays.Rua Conde D. Henrique
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mcmtanyel (5620) 2013-10-17 18:41
Hello Jean Phillippe,
This is an overall very refreshing photo. However, what strikes me most is its sharp detail. Not only can I see the red flag on the right tower, but also its mast! I also appreciate the several layers in this scenery: a barrage of buildings cascading down from the historic mansion and a forested hill in the background crowning it. A very fitting photo for TE, exquisitely rendered.
- Copyright: Jean Philippe TUR (tenretin) (500)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-10
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: Sony alpha 37, DT 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 SAM
- Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-17 13:25