Braga

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BRAGA

District : Braga

Brasão de Braga
Official blazon
Portuguese Escudo de azul, a imagem de Santa Maria de Braga ( Nossa Senhora vestida com uma túnica de púrpura e com um manto azul cerúleo, coroada à antiga de prata, tendo um lírio de sua cor na mão dextra e sustendo o Menino Jesus no braço sinistro ), ladeada de duas torres de prata, lavradas de negro, e acompanhada em chefe de três escudos de Portugal - antigo ( de prata, cinco escudetes de azul, posto em cruz, cada escudete carregado de cinco besantes de prata ). Coroa mural de prata de cinco torres. Listel branco com a legenda em maiúsculas de negro : " BRAGA ".
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Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on March 23, 1989.

The central element is Saint Mary of Braga, or Our Lady of Braga, revered in the 900-years-old Cathedral (with the same name Cathedral of Saint Mary of Braga. The two argent towers represent the said cathedral. The three escutcheons represent Portugal.

Arms of Braga

The arms in 1860
Arms of Braga

The arms on a matchbox label
Arms of Braga

The arms on a municipal cover (1970s)


Freguesias in Braga :


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