Date:  16th and 17th centuries

Assessment: it covers the building and the garden of the Palace of the former Bishop of Bragança – Building of public Interest

Description: The façade of this building, which resembles a manor house of the 18th century, is long and divided into three sections. The west side door is flanked by two windows. In the centre is displayed the coat of arms, sculpted by João Alves Lagido flanked by three windows. This coat of arms is identical to the tomb of the Bishop João de Sousa Carvalho, who is in the chapel of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios in the Cathedral of Miranda do Douro. AbadeBaçalMuseum is first and foremost a museum devoted to art, archaeology and ethnography.

State of conservation: Very good

Legends and traditions: according to the information of Monsignor José de Castro, the Bishops of Miranda had to live half the year in Bragança. The Bishops of this city, since they did not have proper residence, lived in the Castle, like their counterparts in Miranda, until D. António Pinheiro.

This building, the Episcopal Palace or House of Braganza, was rebuilt in 1734 by the Bishop João de Sousa Carvalho, where today the Abade de Baçal Museum is located.

Source: Património dos Concelhos da Terra Fria Concelho de Bragança VOLUME I

Rua Abílio Beça, 27 5300-011 Bragança