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Paco dos Duques de Braganca

Rua Conde Dom Henrique, Guimaraes, Portugal
25/341-22-73
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Ranked #6 of 48 attractions in Guimaraes
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Reading, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed our visit but found the entrance fee of 5 euros slightly dear compared to other things we had visited for a 1-3 euro a time but i know that is unfair considering the extortionate entrance fees charged in the UK. It is interesting insight into another time but not much info to explain the history of the place in... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

OK - the palace has been rebuilt but it is faithful to the epoch and its history. The best feature of this museum, for me, are the cards in each of the rooms which explain something of the history and detail of the room and on the rear, simple details of the furniture and art on display. ?The material is... More

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Porto
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I started being suspicions because some itens were copies of the originals. Then started asking questions and found out that the palace is an invention. Only some walls of the ground flor are original. Everything else was rebuilt by Salazar, but without any indication of what the original palace looked like. If you want to see what a palace of... More

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London
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41 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We came here to shelter from a rainstorm and found it was not only free (until 2pm that day) but well worth a visit. It dates from the C15th and was restored by the dictator Salazar as a personal palace (Saddam style). The huge tapestries (reproductions) are especially interesting and it prompted me to read up on early Portuguese history... More

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Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Beautiful castle (palace). Well restored. Beautiful tapestries throughout. I felt I was walking through time. Worth the visit.

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Hobart, Australia
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16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

The palace is in excellent condition and each room is very interesting with lots of info provided. Parking nearby.

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Top Contributor
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Well preserved and well presented. A visit is essential if you're in or near Guimaraes. Definitely worth the modest entrance fee.

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

A really intersteing building with helpful guides (speaking good, fluent English) which made this vist very worthwhile

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Adelaide, South Australia
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This is a great visit, it really gives an idea of what life was like for the wealthy in that era. A cautionary note - I was initially taken in by the Catherine of Braganza bedroom, thinking it was the actual bedroom of the wife of Charles II of England before she married, but a look at the dates reveals... More

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Carnaxide, Portugal
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

You can see the process of reconstruction in a little museum inside. We have watched there some midle age dancing and it was really interesting. Fine museum and chappel with wonderful vitrals

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