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Paco Ducal

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Address: Terreiro do Paco, Vila Vicosa 7160-251, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 268 980 659
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Splendour and countenance in stone

You need time and should already know a little of Portuguese history to make the visit more pleasurable. Nevertheless the tours are guided which helps somewhat. Here lived the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Lisbon, Portugal
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42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

You need time and should already know a little of Portuguese history to make the visit more pleasurable. Nevertheless the tours are guided which helps somewhat. Here lived the last reigning heads of the Bragança Dynasty and the last king (D. Manuel) left in will the Palace to the Portuguese people not to the Republic.

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Derbyshire
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Thursday 11am they do an English speaking tour, we missed that so joined a Portuguese one which we thoroughly enjoyed none the less!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

English language guide was interesting but limited - Palace has room after room of artwork and collections from across the world

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Ferragudo
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48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

This palace was interesting, but I had to imagine what the guide was saying in Portuguese, since I don't speak Portuguese. Since found out that there is s English speaking tour at 1100hrs Wed, Thurs and Friday. No good to us I'm afraid. Looks good tho!

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Missoula
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This palace was interesting, but I had to imagine what the guide was saying in Portuguese, since I don't speak Portuguese. Every now and then the guide would tell me a sentence or two in English.

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

the guide was very good, synthetic and to the point. in spite of announcing 1 hour he did it in 30 minutes. lovely rooms, some exceptional furniture , great gardens, in my view not to be missed

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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A very interesting afternoon, despite the lack of an English language tour. The charming young guide, Nuno, who was leading our Portuguese language group took time to explain in Our language, some brief details of each room we saw, which brought it all alive..we thought this was a very friendly and spontaneous gesture. We felt we had learned a lot... More 

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Portola Valley, California
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The furnished interior is rumored to be gorgeous but you either need to speak Portuguese or be willing to trail along on a Portuguese tour for 1 hour reading the guidebook on the way. Our group was too tired and hungry to give it a try. Rumor has it there's 1 tour a week in French. An example of a... More 

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Espinho, Portugal
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115 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Magnificent palace. This was the place from were the last king of Portugal lived and were he spent the last night before travelling to Lisbon where he was killed. Thus you have one section of the palace that was left exactly as the king left it.

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

dreadfully translated choices, you end up with something that it totally shouldn't be!! friendly enough, but very basic food. we had lamb cutlets and frying steak - they arrives with soggy crisps!! no potatoes, no vegetables... in a region with a wealth of such things. cheap and cheerful. also, football blaring on TV isn't much fun!

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