Episcopal Palace of Braga

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Archiepiscopal Palace
Paço Arquiepiscopal
Paço Episcopal Bracarense Barroco.jpg
General information
Type House
Architectural style Portuguese Northern Baroque
Location Braga, Portugal
Construction started 14th - 18th century
Governing body public

The Archiepiscopal Court (in Portuguese, Paço Arquiepiscopal) or the Old Archbishop's Palace is a palace in , district of Braga, Portugal.

The Palace is a set of three different buildings with distinct characteristics and time periods.

South wing

The Eastern wing (facing the Santa Barbara Garden is of Gothic style and dates to the 14th and 15th centuries.

The Western wing (facing the Municipio Square) was built in the 18th century in the Portuguese Northern Baroque style.

The South wing, defining the Paço Square, is composed of various buildings from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

Presently, the building lodges the Rectorate of the University of Minho, the Public Library and the District Archive.[1]


Coordinates: 41°33′04″N 8°25′37″W / 41.551046°N 8.427075°W / 41.551046; -8.427075