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Paco dos Duques de Braganca

Address: Rua Conde Dom Henriques, Guimaraes 4800-412, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 253 412 273
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Ranked #5 of 46 Attractions in Guimaraes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is definitely one of the tourist highlights when visiting the city. You do need to pay for entry - I'd recommend getting the €6 ticket which also gets you into the Museu Alberto Sampaio round the corner. The set up takes you around the main first floor of the Palace, through the different rooms which have been set out... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Not expensive, well supported by information in every room. I didn't know we had enticed a lady of Braganza to England to marry Charles 2. The tapestries are amazing, very bright and the reproductions are also excellent. One of the best places I've been for access with wheelchairs, well done Guimaraes! A good castle I would imagine for children too,... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
96 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This wonderful and well-preserved palace with its upturned hull of a Portuguese caravel ship will amaze anyone who steps inside. The price is not too high.

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Greenville
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

A beautifully restored palace in a perfect setting, and the helpful docents and staff really made for a great visit. In fact, we accidently overpaid and the nice lady in the ticket office called it to our attention when we completed our tour. That does not happen often. The artifacts were well documented and the architecture was beautiful. In a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I love the way they preserved the rooms inside this building. Showing different original memorabillias, the room of the Duchess of Braganza especially, the dining table, the paintings, the arts and many others. Again don't forget to visit when you happen to be in the north of Portugal. It's an amazing place to see.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Well worth visiting if you get the chance. Braga is steeped in history and this is a place not to be missed. Beautiful old building and the staff were very helpful and friendly.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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123 reviews 123 reviews
45 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The grounds are pretty, but it is not an overwhelming site in this city which was the birthplace of Portugal.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Magnificent and quite unique in my experience. Most, but not all of the palace has what appears to be original, medieval furniture, huge oriental carpets, magnificent tapestries, and is very imposing indeed. The chapel is very charming, with impressively (and, I would imagine, faithfully) reconstructed woodwork. Just one or two of the chambers were slightly disappointing in featuring furniture that... More 

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Buderim
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Built from the start of 1410 and subject to ongoing restoration over the past century. For 5 Euros it was an interesting and informative way to spend a couple of hours, with the rooms open to the public all furnished in the appropriate period style.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It was very nice to walk through and you get discount if you're a student. I loved the stain glass windows in the chapel.

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