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Paco dos Duques de Braganca

Rua Conde Dom Henrique, Guimaraes, Portugal
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Ranked #5 of 47 Attractions in Guimaraes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Fascinating building. Well worth seeing. Nicely restored and presented. Ignore some of the negative comments here. It's good. Lovely parks leading up to it too.

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Montreal, Canada
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The most beautiful building at Guimaraes! Worth the 5 euro fee! We tok the audio guide and it was worth it!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

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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37 helpful votes 37 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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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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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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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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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 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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