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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
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Papendrecht, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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
30 helpful votes 30 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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13 reviews 13 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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128 attraction reviews
361 helpful votes 361 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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21 helpful votes 21 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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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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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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26 helpful votes 26 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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