DOMUS MUNICIPALIS

DOMUS MUNICIPALIS

The Domus Municipalis is located in the city of Bragança, eponymous district of Portugal. It stands out for being the only example of civil architecture in Romanesque style in the Iberian peninsula. It was built in the twelfth century.
Although much has been written about its purpose, there is no consensus among scholars. He served as a water cistern, but there are doubts about whether this would have been their original function.
The name by it is known today (in Latin "Domus Municipalis" in Portuguese "Municipal House") due to which was used as the Town Hall by the Municipal Administration of Bragança. It is classified as a National Monument since 1910. Built in stone masonry, it has the shape of an irregular pentagon.
It has an underground space that houses a vaulted cistern.
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