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Address: Terreiro do Paco, Vila Vicosa 7160-251, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 268 980 659
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back in time

Great place, like we are back in time. Visit Palácio Ducal with a tourist guide to learn portugues history of XIX century.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Lisbon, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great place, like we are back in time. Visit Palácio Ducal with a tourist guide to learn portugues history of XIX century.

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Albufeira, Portugal
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

No English speaking guides available!. I understand we are in Portugal but this is a tourist attraction and to have no translation available is not the way to attract visitors.

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London, ON
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118 reviews 118 reviews
42 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This is an impressive palace of the Bragança family that went on to become the royal line of Portugal. It was given directly by the family to be opened to the public so it has not lost its carácter. Almost everything in the house is from the royal family. The last King was quite an artista and his paintings are... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

It's a beautiful palace, well preserved, full of history, impressive as many palaces that I've visited around the world, perhaps less well known which is a pity... Despite the preservation seems unquestionable, we can notice that there are some floors that recently were " converted" from wood to marble. Other thing has to do with the fact that the environment... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Beautiful palace, very well preserved. The guide was excellent! I found the visit a bit expensive, though.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

i had the time to visit this palace it is very beautiful and one can see a lot about the royal way of living. I was very annoyed and felt that it is rude to force me (a non Portuguese speaking person) to be under the guide of an only Portuguese speaking guide who did not even make any effort... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a very beautiful palace that gives the impression that the royal family still lives here. This palace belongs to the House of Brangança, the last royal house to rule Portugal and where the king slept his last night before being murdered. I would recommend a visit to the carriage museum (you can buy the ticket once you finish... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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80 reviews 80 reviews
32 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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
59 helpful votes 59 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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