Bra is one of the major centers of the Baroque Piedmontese. Of great impact are the impressive buildings that overlook the old market square (now Caduti per la Libertà square), forming ideal frames for the square: the Town Hall, Palazzo Mathis, Palazzo Garrone and on church of S. Andrea.

 

Bra - Fallen Square for Freedom

 

The square, in the center of which is the statue of San Giuseppe Cottolengo, is located in the historically oldest part of the city center, called "della Rocca", and a short walk from it you can walk the upper part of the porch of the 'Wing which, overlooking Corso Garibaldi and piazza XX Settembre, offers the opportunity to capture not only an impressive panorama of the historic center but also the opportunity to reach historic buildings such as Church of SS. Trinity (best known in the city as the Church of the White Battles), the birthplace of San Giuseppe Benedetto CottolengoThe historic Palazzo Guerra and the Red Palace, to finally get to church of S. Maria degli Angeli

 

Palazzo Traversa

 

Along the streets that from Piazza Caduti Libertà lead to the hilly part of the historic center you can admire the historic Palazzo Valfrè di Bonzo, in the corner between Via Serra and Via Monte di Pietà, chapel of the Holy Rosary (recently restored) and the Gothic Palazzo Traversa. Going further up to the Guglielmo Mountain, the highest point of the city, you reach the park of the Zizzola, octagonal plan building symbol of Bra. Few steps and is to see the characteristic shape of the church of Santa Chiara, a rococo architecture masterpiece, as it descends into the center vand Vittorio Emanuelethere is room for other important testimonies of sacred art such as church of St. John taken off (known by the name of the founding brotherhood, as the church of the Black Battuts), S. Antonino and the imposing parish of St. John the Baptist

 

In the center, at the confluence of via Principi di Piemonte e Via Cavour, you meet the Church of San Rocco, which today, defeated, hosts numerous art exhibitions. Continuing towards the wide Piazza Carlo Alberto, you are impressed by the neoclassical arcade and the majestic dome of the Civic Theater Politeama Boglione 

In the north part of the city lies the sanctuary of the Madonna dei Fiori, a religious complex built in memory of the apparition of the Virgin Mary to Egidia Mathis in 1336.

 

Pollen from above

 

 

 

In the hamlets, great artistic relief covers the monumental complex of Pollenzo consisting of the castle, the agency and the parish church that are facing the central square of the ancient Roman city. UNESCO, the United Nations organization that deals with the world's cultural and artistic heritage, has put Pollenzo into the "World Heritage" among the heritage assets of humanity.