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Must see place in Guimaraes. It will give you a glimpse to 15-16th century life of powerful Braganza Dukes. The interior perfectly shows you every aspect of the life in those times. I don't mind to live in a such house.
The Palace of the Dukes of Braganza was built by the order of Afonso de Barcelos, illegitimate son of Joao I, c. 1420. Afonso became the first Duke of Braganza, and his successors remained there until the early 16th century. The palace fell into ruin from the 16-18th centuries,…
We’ve seen many palaces and castles and I think I liked the simplicity, if you could call it that, of this place. We visited as part of a guided tour from Porto and it was interesting to hear about the renovation and reconstruction of the palace. Even though most of the…
The palace is rather sparsely decorated (virtually nothing on the ground floor) but is very impressive from the outside. Perhaps some of their exhibits are on loan. We did not go to the Instruments of Torture exhibition which may have given access to more of the palace. We took…
In my opinion, the building is more impressive on the outside than inside. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't discourage anyone from visiting, far from it, as the palace is very grand and the chapel inside is beautiful. There are laminated captions in each room in a variety of…