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Rua do Castelo, Braga

by PanAm103 Posted 13th Apr 2017 at 10:00 AM - Updated 12th Apr 2017 at 9:14 PM by PanAm103
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Rua do Castelo ("Castle Street") is a street in Braga. Its main building, the former building of the Trade School of Braga, was inaugurated in 1937, but is now pratically abandoned, serving as an archive to Minho University.

Rua do Castelo is a lot featuring various activities for your Sims! From spending the afternoon at our bars to doing some research at our library, Rua do Castelo is sure to bring some life to the historic centre of any city.
The lot can be divided into three main areas: the main building, the white building and the keep.

Let's start with the main building. On the first floor, there's a temporary art exhibit, paintings on the right side and sculptures on the left side, with two restrooms behind the stairs. On the second floor, there is a concert hall to the right and a library to the left. Both of them have a second floor - the entrance to the balcony of the concert hall is on third floor and the library has stairs to the upper floor. The third floor has some sofas and a small exhibit on antique sewing machines.

The white building has a small bookshop, a café with live cooking and a bar on the first floor and a fancy restaurant on the second floor.

The keep is now a art gallery.

This lot is based on the "Rua do Castelo Building" in Braga and its surroundings. It is located in the historic centre of Braga, but unfortunately, it is nearly abandoned. I have been fascinated with this building for a long time, and a few months ago, I tried to build it in The Sims. I built the shell and then stopped. Then, two days ago, I was hit with a ray of inspiration and decided to finish the building. The original plan was just the building, but I went a step further and built its surroundings as well.
While the shell of the main building and the keep are an almost exact replica of the original, note that the white building is just a mix of several different things I like in the historic centre. While there is actually a building with restaurants and such next to the keep, it doesn't look like this. As for the keep, I have only been inside it once, when an art exhibition was being held there (hence turning it into an art gallery), and I'm not even sure if it is open to the public.

I have added a picture of the real building for comparison.

NOTE: Since this is a wide lot (6x3), I have added lef and right floor plans of each floor, as well as a complete floor plan.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy!

Custom Content Required but NOT Included
- The Mullionaire AL Light Wood recolour by Michelle

Custom Content Included:
- "A Fairytale Romance" Little Window by by Kate @
- Gothic chamber door recolour by Magick Modders
- Gothic chamber door by Magick Modders
- "A Fairytale Romance" Little Window recolour by Kalimero
- Electric Water Cooler by boblishman
- Electric Water Cooler white by boblishman
- Antique Banker's Lamp by thefuzmixman
- Antique Banker's Lamp green by thefuzmixman
- Stone Cold Truth Flooring Light Grey by retrosimdream

Lot Size: 6x3
Lot Price (furnished): 514.543

Additional Credits:
I don't know who the architects of the Trade School Building were, but credit goes to them for the beautiful building they created.
Tags: #braga, #portugal, #keep, #culture, #library, #art

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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#2 Old 16th Apr 2017 at 1:01 PM
thank you for this Lot. I think it is pretty and simple enough for my SIMS. I think I might make it into a hotel.
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#3 Old 17th Apr 2017 at 12:03 AM
Feel free to remodel as you wish, @lharlamert! When I was building this lot, one of the possibilities I was thinking regarding its function was actually a hotel, so I'm not at all surprised!
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#4 Old 19th Sep 2020 at 5:38 PM
A nice job was done here!