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Paco dos Duques de Braganca

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Address: Rua Conde Dom Henriques, Guimaraes 4800-412, Portugal
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$97*
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Braga and Guimarães Tour with Lunch from Porto
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$61*
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Guimarães and Braga Day Trip from Porto Including Porto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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An Essential part of a Trip to Guimaraes

15th Century Medieval Palace that fell into disrepair but was restored in the 20th century. While it may lack the Wow! factor of Sintra, it has a lot going for it and is well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Accrington, Lancashire

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Accrington, Lancashire
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143 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

15th Century Medieval Palace that fell into disrepair but was restored in the 20th century. While it may lack the Wow! factor of Sintra, it has a lot going for it and is well worth a visit. A major plus is the clear Guide Cards found in each room which provide the visitor with as much information as required. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the admission. Well presented and well described. An hour well spent...even for the slog up the hill !

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Guimaraes, Portugal
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108 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This palace is probably one of the best in Portugal! You can enjoy a very ancient building full of history! Please try to do your homework before going there since it will enrich your experience significantly!!

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Hong Kong, China
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

The items and internal decorations are well kept in the castle. Large carpets are displayed. Spent 1.5 hour in the place.

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Manhattan, KS
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198 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This palace was built in the 15th century and later expanded. It has some features that are unusual. In many halls, the really unusual wooden ceilings clearly allude to the shape of boats. The halls have huge tapestries and furniture. The chapel has beautiful stained glass windows.

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Natal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Pure history and wonderful pieces of furniture and culture storytelling. I just loved the tour! It's near the castle and has a gothic small church inside. Don't miss it!

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Liverpool, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

The palace is set out with furniture the way it might have been originally, which is what makes it interesting. Some rooms were more of interest to me than others (I didn't choose to go in the weapons room, for instance), but overall I thought it was a good visit. I think most people would find something of interest here.... More 

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Israel
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Built by and for the dukes of Braganca, this palace has unique architecture. Especially the roofing is built of wood, and shaped like a keel of a ship. A lot of beautiful artifacts in the various rooms. Dining room is specially impressive.

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Coimbra, Portugal
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The Palace is located in the urban setting of the historic centre of Guimarães on the top of Monte Latito, encircled by a forested park and green-space, intersected by several pedestrian trails. Close by you can found several other monuments such as the Castle of Guimarães. Beautiful palace. The entry it's not very expensive. The rooms are full of arms... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This former palace was worth a quick trip. It was reasonable, at 5 euros for entry, and was relatively uncrowded. There are some particularly lovely ceilings in the latter part of the palace.

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