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Paco dos Duques de Braganca

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Address: Rua Conde Dom Henriques, Guimaraes 4800-412, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 25 341 2273
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Fantastic building where you can get a glimpse of how was life in the middle ages... It's amazing!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Porto, Portugal
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Porto, Portugal
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Fantastic building where you can get a glimpse of how was life in the middle ages... It's amazing!!!

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San Diego, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is a restored castle which gives you a great idea of medieval life times in Portugal. The rooms are decorated with old tapestries and furniture of the style of the time. Well worth a visit. Seniors visit for half price.

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Pittsburgh
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Was worth getting audio guide to better understand what we were seeing. Amazing rooms and decor. Interesting how they looked for such comfort hundreds of years ago.

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Mission, Canada
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308 reviews 308 reviews
192 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We enjoyed our visit through the rooms of this restored palace/castle. Remember that this is NOT the original but a replica with furnishings, beautiful tapestries, arms, paintings, etc, which show you what life was like back then. You wander through the many rooms and can use the plastic cards to explain what you are viewing. The grounds are a nice... More 

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Victor, Idaho
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This was the home of a Duke who was eventually sacked after court intrigue where his benefactor supported the wrong side. What I love about this is that it contains a wide range of rooms that take you back to the middle ages. While Guimaraes is the the birthplace of portugal and the city has the closed in medieval feel,... More 

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Papendrecht, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Lovely museum showing a lot of the old culture. It's open virtually every day and easily worth the 5 euros it costs. Aside from the chapel it's possible to reach everything by wheelchair, a very friendly place.

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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
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365 helpful votes 365 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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