Eliana Tomaz

In Portugal, With Love - Braga

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As I’m going to Portugal on holidays to spend Christmas with family and friends, I thought it would be nice to post about my favorite places and spaces in there. I’ve chosen 5 places that I really love to spend time at: Braga, Porto, Coimbra, Lisboa and my hometown Maceira / Santa Rita.
The photos selection has been a bit difficult as I have so many, but following my blog’s philosophy, I’ll post only about spaces, spaces within spaces and other spaces. Hope you like!

Braga is a one of those cities we feel very welcome the minute we get there. Everyone has always a nice smile to give you. And I just love their accent, the northern accent.

My favorite building in Braga: style, detail and of course the colour. And the sky reflected on those windows just make me fly.

City of Angels.

Everything is very tidy and clean.

Medieval traces on the back.
I find this photo very inspirational: the layers these buildings create and their geometry have such interesting layout.

Municipality of Braga – Building from the 18th century.



A Brasileira – A Classic!

A Casa do Passadiço is now a beautiful interior design shop. The house was mainly built in the 18th century and today it's a reference whether you’re looking for contemporary interior details, or if you want to enjoy the architecture richness of what was once a manor house.

Every public space is carefully designed, especially when it comes to interiors.

For architecture and engineering lovers: Braga Stadium by Souto Moura.
Souto Moura and Álvaro Siza worked together on the Summer Pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery in 2005, when I actually moved in to London. Click here to admire the stunning space they’ve designed to such prestigious British Gallery.

More info on the Stadium project, click here

This photo makes me wonder whether I’m looking at architectural or engineering details.

It’s always a pleasure to visit this city (not to mention the lovely friends I have in there). See you soon.

PS - Braga is a fantastic City Break