"Why Castelo Branco, the Jardim Episcopal of course" Castelo Branco by Martin_S.
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Bishop João de Mendonça is the guiding hand here in making this garden that adjoins the Episcopal Palace. A wonderful place to spend some time just relaxing from a hectic trip. I have added a few websites that give more of the history and some higher quality photos.
The statues here in the garden cover all venues, from
the "four parts of the world" Europe, Asia,Africa and India,
the Astrological signs,
Man's purpose -Death,Judgement,Heaven,Hell
the virtues - Faith,Hope,Charity,Fortitude,Justice,Prudence,Temperance,
The stairways have statues of the apostles and the Kings of Portugal.
A LOT of statues to take in.
- Pros:Beautiful garden
- Cons:Nothing to see other than the garden
- In a nutshell:Worth the stop off
The Se (cathedral) here in Castelo Branco was a surprise, we passed it by on our way to visit the Jardim Episcopal and... more travel advice
The garden in the lower section also has a variety of statues that include representatives of each of the signs of the... more travel advice
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