A stadium under a quarry | AXA Stadium | Braga

The stadium was built inside a quarry – it is now as famous as Braga Cathedral or Bom Jesus – its architect was Souto de Moura, winner of the 2011 Pritzker Architecture Prize – “the Braga Municipal Stadium, Portugal, designed in 2000 is muscular, monumental and very much at home within its powerful landscape” according to the jury citation.

It is a must-see, to get there take bus 5 at Avenida Central III, heading Quinta da Capela, step out at S. Martinho (Estádio) – you can schedule your visit for a guided tour.

Coordinates: N 39° 36′ 14.8536″ , W 8° 25′ 9.231″ 

All photos: wikiarquitectura

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