Celestial Highs and Worldly Lows at the Bishop’s Palace Garden

A day tour of Portuguese garden heritage

A tiled blue mosaic depicting an image of a castle fortress and the surrounding landscape.
One of the ‘azulejos’ at the Bishop’s Palace Garden, Castelo Branco. Photo by Andrew Theophilou.

The Bishop’s Palace Garden and City Park, juxtaposed in the centre of Castelo Branco, are two very different spaces that share a common past. Now divided by a short stretch of road, the two sites provide divergent narratives of Portuguese heritage, as well some lessons in garden design…




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