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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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Piece of Portugal's history

Importante palace part of Portugal's history, where visitors can travel back in time and see how the royalty used to leave. Bedrooms, dining rooms, a church, some military... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

nothing special.. they sell it as an old palace but is completely rebuilt with no soul and not any historic furniture etc. bland

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Budapest, Hungary
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

While it was interesting to see certain artifacts, I was disappointed to learn that most of them were not real or were reconstructed (I believe only the carpets were actually from the castle).

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Porto, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Importante palace part of Portugal's history, where visitors can travel back in time and see how the royalty used to leave. Bedrooms, dining rooms, a church, some military artefacts, are just of a few things visitors can found in here. But the history goes beyond Portugal history only, but also the international relationships back in time to distance foreign countries... More 

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I was yesterday at Guimaraes to visit the Paco dos Duques. The ticket entrance is 5 euros. I paid with a 10 euros note and the cashier (her name was Susanna - at least that what the name written on the ticket) didn't give me the 5 euros back (on the ticket she had put I had given her a... More 

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The exterior of this palace is nice to see, but don't miss the chance to walk to the old city that is really amazing! Unesco is protecting the old city and you really feel that you're landed to another era!

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Enjoy the ancient history of Portugal but be aware about prices for visiting and shopping souvenirs, especially outside the monument. If you are expecting for reconstruction of memories, like at British Castles just forget it. You will see the building and the employees don't look to much pleasant.

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Espinho, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Must see place. I think this one of the nicest city to visit and the Paço dos Duques is a must visit. magnificent renovation work and magnificent architecture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

quite interesting place and very well preserved. if you visit the town this is a must see and you will feel like you are travelling back in time.

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Pinhal Novo, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A landmark in tourist attraction in Portugal. The birth of the Nation was here and you will able to feel it all over the place.

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Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

As it is rebuilt and as the tapestries are copies, the main interest is in the lay out, the architecture and the chimney (39 I think) But the atmosphere is not there. But yes, it is nice.

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