Igreja de São Marcos - Braga, Portugal
Posted by: razalas
N 41° 32.957 W 008° 25.420
29T E 548065 N 4599895
Quick Description: The church of São Marcos date back to the 18th century.
Location: Braga, Portugal
Date Posted: 2/25/2011 3:15:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMATYR
?The church of São Marcos also known as Church of the hospital, date back to the 18th century. They were built according to a Carlos Amarante design, after whom the square is named.
Baroque in style, the verticality of the Church with its two towers clearly contrasts with the horizontal, symmetrical shape of the adjoining hospitals to create an overall harmonious impression.
In terms of design, on the exterior, there are the life-size statues of the apostles defining the upper bulwark. In the middle of the church façade, there is a niche containing a statue of Saint Mark.
Type of building (structure): Large religious building (church, monastery, synagogue...)
Date of origin:: 1770
Architect(s): Carlos Amarante
Largo Carlos Amarante
Bagra, Braga Portugal
Web site of the object (if exists): Not listed
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