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Paco dos Duques de Braganca

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Address: Rua Conde Dom Henriques, Guimaraes 4800-412, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 25 341 2273
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This palace was an impressive structure...

We visited this location as part of the palace/castle combination ticket deal. Of the two locations, I personally enjoyed the palace more. The structure itself is impressive and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
BBKK2101
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited this location as part of the palace/castle combination ticket deal. Of the two locations, I personally enjoyed the palace more. The structure itself is impressive and the many tapestries within were interesting to me because of the sheer size of them, especially the one in the great hall. The furnishings were amazing but I couldn't figure out why... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is much more interesting than the Castle. The restoration work is good. They have a nice exhibit on the history of catapults at the moment which is very interesting. The tapestries hanging in the palace are quite nice to see. Worth seeing if you are in town.

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Thank Rhonda S
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The palace is impressive and very tastefully decorated and restored. Lovely wooden ceilings with huge chandeliers. A combined ticket is available that also provides entry to the castle, within walking distance a bit further up the hill.

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Thank Chillilizard
Nothumberland, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We probably wouldn't have bothered visiting the palace had it not been for the discounted tickets we got by visiting the castle, but of the two this building is definitely the more interesting. Like the castle it was heavily restored in the 1930s, perhaps over-restored if the truth be known. Portuguese architecture is not as well known or understood as... More 

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Thank Rich53y
Guimaraes, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very charming palace where we can get a lot of insights regarding the formation of Portucalense County and the origins of Portugal.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After seeing photos of what this structure looked like prior to the massive renovation/restoration (1930's), I was all the more curious to see what had become of this once crumbling palace. From the outside, the palace appeared more fortress-like than castle/residence-like. with its towers and thick stone walls. Upon entering the massive structure I was immediately impressed with what I... More 

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Thank backpacker31
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a national monument. It's worth to pay to see it. Good for historical tours. It's a tour through different rooms of a medieval palace.

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Thank Fernando A
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is quite a controversial building with many critics unimpressed. Despite what visitors might think, it does not date from Medieval times like the great castle next door or even from the Renaissance period. It was actually constructed in the 20th century under the direction of the hard-right dictator Salazar. And nor is it built to a blueprint of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The information about the exposition is not always correct and the paintings on the walls are very hard to see due to poor illumination.

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Thank Marco M
Paris
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Difference from the Castle the distinctive point at Paço dos Duques is its inside. Beautiful tapestry and furniture. Worth a visit.

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