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Miranda do Douro, Bishop Palace plan, Aerial view

Episcopal Palace. Miranda's first bishops had to live in the Castle. It was only in 1601 that the construction of the Episcopal Palace and the Seminary began. When it was ready, more than a century later, its opulence was not inferior to that of the Cathedral, whose style, Renaissance, imitated. The Palace was developed around a central courtyard, surrounded by a cloister in lowered arcade, over monolithic columns. And, although very shaken by successive fires, during the 17th and 18th centuries, it was the definitive transfer of the Diocese's headquarters to Bragança, in 1780, which made it enter into an accelerated ruin. The shadow of its monumentality is still projected today in the cloister and portico of the Seminary. But, despite the state of ruin, its symbolic power is maintained because the bishops have always kept engraving their name on the respective memorial, at the entrance of the Renaissance portico of the first Episcopal Palace of the Diocese.

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Taken: 09/10/2016
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