Escola Secundária Sá de Miranda

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Sá de Miranda Secondary School (Escola Secundária Sá de Miranda)
Secondary School (Escola Secundária)
Sá de Miranda Secondary School main entrance.JPG
The main historic facade of the old Nationalist Liceu of Braga
Official name: Colégio da Congregação do Espiríto Santo/Liceu Nacional de Braga/Liceu Sá de Miranda
Named for: Francisco de Sá de Miranda
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Cávado
District Braga
Municipality Braga
Location Braga (São Vicente)
 - coordinates 41°33′24.52″N 8°25′5.71″W / 41.5568111°N 8.4182528°W / 41.5568111; -8.4182528Coordinates: 41°33′24.52″N 8°25′5.71″W / 41.5568111°N 8.4182528°W / 41.5568111; -8.4182528
Style Nationalist
Material Granite
Origin 17 November 1836
 - Initiated 27 April 1928
 - Completion 1933
Owner Portuguese Republic
For public Public
Easiest access Rua Dr. Domingos Soares
Management Instituto Gestão do Patrimonio Arquitectónico e Arqueológico
Status Unclassified
Wikimedia Commons: Sá de Miranda Secondary School
Website: http://www.aesamiranda.pt/

The Sá de Miranda Secondary School (Portuguese: Escola Secundária Sá de Miranda), is a Portuguese Public school in civil parish of São Vicente, in the municipality of Braga, in the northern district of Braga.

History[edit]

The main placard of the Sá Miranda Lyceum
The monumental main facade of the nationalist block of the secondary school

On 17 November 1836, the law establishing the Liceu of Braga went into effect, supported by its founder Passos Manuel.[1]

In 1841, part of the extinct Convento dos Congregados do Oratório (Oratory Congregates Convent), was incorporated into the State's possessions, with the expulsion of the religious orders in Portugal, decreed by the Liberal government in 1834.[1] The building would be destined for the recently-created educational system.[1] Within a year, on 15 October 1845, the Liceu Nacional de Braga (National Lyceum of Braga) was inaugurated.[1]

In 1912, the school was redesignated in honour of poet Francisco Sá de Miranda.[1]

In 1921, the Colégio do Espírito do Santo, former-property of the Congregates (who were expelled following the installation of the First Portuguese Republic) was availed to become the new lyceum, owing to the inadequate primitive structures.[1]

On 27 April 1928, a campaign began to adapt the spaces, which continued between 1929 and 1933.[1]

Studies on the lyceum project in 1958 were carried-out by the Junta das Construções for technical and secondary instruction.[1] As a consequence, in 1961, construction to adapt the installations in the internat annex of the lyceum and expansion of covered recreational spaces were carried out by the Serviços de Construção e de Conservação (Construction and Conservation Services).[1]

Architecture[edit]

The school is situated in the proximity of the Casa de Val Flores and the Villa Garden Hotel.[1]

Its main body is dominated by a three-floor facade reconstructed in the Nationalist style.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Costa, Patrícia; Bandeira, Filomena (2007), SIPA, ed., Colégio da Congregação do Espiríto Santo/Liceu Nacional de Braga/Liceu Sá de Miranda (IPA.00020975/PT010303490229) (in Portuguese), Lisbon, Portugal: SIPA – Sistema de Informação para o Património Arquitectónico, retrieved 29 February 2016 

Sources[edit]

  • Ministério das Obras Públicas, ed. (1953), Relatório da Actividade do Ministério no ano de 1952 (in Portuguese), Lisbon, Portugal 
  • Ministério das Obras Públicas, ed. (1959), Relatório da Actividade do Ministério nos anos de 1957 e 1958 (in Portuguese), 2, Lisbon, Portugal 
  • Ministério das Obras Públicas, ed. (1962), Relatório da Actividade do Ministério no Ano de 1961 (in Portuguese), 1, Lisbon, Portugal 
  • Azevedo, Rodrigo (2003), "Liceu Sá de Miranda, em Beja", in Nôvoa, António; Santa-Clara, Ana Teresa, Liceues de Portugal: Histórias, Arquivos, Memórias (in Portuguese), Lisbon, Portugal: Asa, pp. 119–141