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Address: Rua Conde Dom Henrique, Guimaraes 4800-412, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 253 412 273
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$7.60*
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Ducal Palace of Braganca Guided Visit
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Braga and Guimarães Full Day Private Tour from Porto
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Guimarães and Braga - Small group tour with lunch from Porto

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Go to Paco dos Duques de Braganca and skip the castle

Paco dos Duques de Braganca renders a sensational and extensive exposure to how Portuguese dukes and other nobles lived in the 18th century. Unlike so many other places here the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Southern CA
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Paco dos Duques de Braganca renders a sensational and extensive exposure to how Portuguese dukes and other nobles lived in the 18th century. Unlike so many other places here the rooms are fully furnished with good visitor interpretation in many languages. We walked around the nearby castle which monumental though similar to most castles,but the Paco dos Duques de Braganca... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this palace in conjunction with the nearby castle and received a discount when showing the entry tickets from there. The palace is very extensive and has a great many interesting rooms. They are well labelled and there are guides who speak a selection of European languages. I would recommend doing the castle in the morning, then having lunch... More 

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São Paulo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This castle was from the sec XVIII and was abandoned for years. Today it was all restaurated and you can walk by the rooms and the church. It's another place that the kids loved.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great ceiling, not the biggest, not the smallest, 6€ entrance including the castle. Good place to understand a bit of Portugal history. Worth a visit while here!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This is a very beautiful and well preserved palace in a very charming and majestic Burgundian Romanesque style. This palace is not a typical museum in which you will find cabinet displays of historical artifacts. Here it's like to see the palace as it was centuries ago, as you walk through the many decorated rooms, you will be transported back... More 

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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

The must-see in the city of Guimaraes. The Dukes of Bragança are important in the course of the Portuguese history and this palace is a remembrance if that times. Recently renovated when Guimaraes was European Capital of Culture, the rooms show a lot of battles on beautiful tapestries. It is very worthy of a visit when you're in the neighbourhood.... More 

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Nova Gorica, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

I adore visiting palaces and admiring the furniture and other equipment in this old rooms. Well kept and easy to walk around.

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Porto District, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The palace is just dreamy. Not that big, but it's very nice and not expensive at all. You should go there for a sunyy afternoon. It is next to the castle, so you can visit it also. You can also lay on the grass for a picnic or just relax.

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Teresopolis, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

With very friendly staff, this castle is really well organized. Every room has a pamphlet with all the information pertaining to what's being exposed. Beautiful.

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I thought we were visiting the castle at first since this they share the same space. This was by far the better of the two as you could see the furniture and the rooms set up with explanation papers in each room. The dining room was so impressive with its long table and chairs. The ceiling was... More 

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