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Paco Ducal

Terreiro do Paco, Vila Vicosa 7160-251, Portugal
+351 268 980 659
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lisbon, Portugal
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

its a must go...wonderful journey through out the years. you can go without a guide...just look and enjoy!

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Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Open only by way of tour and though our guide conducted the tour in Portuguese he was kind enough to repeat the highlights of each talk in very understandable English. The Portuguese seem proud of the profligate consumption of their former leaders but I could not help thinking about how having habits like buying 14 sets of 500 piece china... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Yes, you can not wander. Yes, the tour is conducted in Portuguese. Yes, the tour is a little pricey. BUT WAIT! We have been to palaces all over the world, but nothing like this. The property is not government owned. The staff is trying to preserve all of the original contents: furniture, tapestries, carpets, artwork, etc. The contents are not... More

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Faro, Portugal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Well organised and beautiful palace. Interesting collections. Very good guide. The kitchen is unique. Great majolica pieces.

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Arlington, VA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This place is fascinating IF you speak/understand Portuguese. We were duly forewarned that the tour was only in Portuguese but at nearly 10 bucks a ticket, I would hope for a simple paper map of the rooms with a small translated description of key elements in several common European tongues. That would have made a big difference.

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Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The tour is only given in Portuguese but the castle is absolutely stunning and I do not think you could find too many castles with all of the original furnishings. You will find every single detail left unturned. I loved the place just for the fact that the furnishings are so intact. If you love old castles you don't want... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Its a big square, with impressive view, due to the architectonic of the place. Its really worth your while. Go and see the palace. You breath history!

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Pretty big and fascinating palace, but a very boring guide. Not worth a detour, but still pretty fun if you happen to stay in Vila Vicosa.

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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Must see at Vila Viçosa! Good presentation from tour guide gives a brief perspective for 400 years Portuguese history

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Sintra
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232 reviews 232 reviews
71 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This palace is huge and well stocked of old carpets, furniture and lovely decoration items from the portuguese kings. Well worth the visit but you have to take the guided tour to fully understand the story behind it. Avoid the summer months as you will melt with the heat.

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