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Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

The most incredible place we have stayed. Living in a bit of a fairytale. Stunning castle outside and inside. Originally a monastery now a hotel in a castle. It makes you feel so special. Great service and friendly staff particularly Vítor, maitre d’ , Paula...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

What is amazing place for visiting! We spent couple hours there today wondering in garden around this palace and looking at this architectural masterpiece in details. All columns on terrace and flowers around windows are carved so beautifully and its real joy to look at...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed walking through the gardens. The wisteria pathway is just gorgeous. Highly recommended if you are currently in the area. We both enjoyed our time driving through a forested area, the scents were wonderful!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

We went to celebrate Easter, never been there before but we’re sure we will come back. Lunch was delicious and the place and gardening very nice. The staff super nice

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Nice palace and great forest to take a hike Unfortunately they don’t let you see the palace from the inside or eat in the resturant , which is a shame There is coffee shop and souvenirs shop outside

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

Situated in the forest of Buçaco, this magnificent 19th center summer palace is not to be missed. The Manueline-like stone adornments are simply amazing as are the tiles that line the entrance portico. Walk through the nearby forests (but don't mess with the trees or...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed January 11, 2018

The forest was first constructed by monks who settled here. There is still a convent open to visitors, which is richly decked in Catholic statuary and makes innovative use of cork and pine shingles. The forest itself has many little chapels and stations of the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

I’ve read somewhere it’s a nice place to go and visit but I didn’t expect this. The palace was gorgeous and the gardens outside were so well maintained and well designed. We had a blue sky day so we also found in the garden a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 19, 2017

Obviously this place wasn't meant to be seen in the autumn. The lakes were empty of birds, except for two. Also, the paths could get a bit slippery, so I wished I had my hiking boots. The grounds were still nice at this time of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank IzzysTravel
Reviewed October 25, 2017

Two friends and I recently visited the Palace of Bussaco and we had a great time. The buildings are beautiful as are the extensive grounds. It is not possible to go inside unless you are staying there, but the visit was still worthwhile for the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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