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Paco dos Duques de Braganca

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Address: Rua Conde Dom Henrique, Guimaraes 4800-412, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 25 341 2273
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Fascinating palace

Warm welcome from the staff .Lots to see .each room has laminated information cards in English which are very informative. Don't miss.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Warm welcome from the staff .Lots to see .each room has laminated information cards in English which are very informative. Don't miss.

Thank BandCtravellers
Eye, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This palace was occupied for a relatively short time after construction and then became a ruin. In the 20th Century it was rebuilt and furnished in the style of the 17th/18th centuries (when it was a ruin). So, it gives a good feel of what a Portuguese palace of that period would have looked like and there are some interesting... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got the chance to listen children’s chore singing in the castle patio – wonderful acoustics, angels’ voices. They enjoyed singing! An interesting exhibition in a dark medieval castle – one gets a feeling about that time. Worth to visit!

Thank KamenSpassov
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful from the outside. The inside is beautiful as well (the ceilings, furniture...) but not astonishing.

Thank Wouter D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

See my previous review I have included this in my review of Guimaraes Castle as they are right next to each other and it is possible to do both in the same day. We got a multi site visit for the palace, castle and the museum of Alberto Sampaio which is only about a 5 to 10 mins walk from... More 

Thank traveller1964
Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent around an hour here. I really liked it. The info cards were very good. We paid extra to see the catapults ( waste of money ). The tapestries were beautiful. There are toilets and refreshments here on the ground floor.

Thank penelope_pit_stop123
Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked around here with our 3 small kids. It's a nice building with some interesting objects - although we came primarily for the catapult exhibition that was on at the time.

Thank AnonymousInAmiens
Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit. There are some really beautiful tapestries and furniture. The internal patio, the structure and architecture are charming and majestic. You should know most of the palace was renovated in the 50's, including the impressive ceilings in the form of a reversed ship and the chapel, both are very recent. The museum doesn't offer any audio... More 

Thank Hannah_VDS
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

The Palace is handy to the Historic District in Guimaraes, a short, though uphill climb from the old town. It has been restored to a high standard and although many of the artefacts are reproductions, it gives you a great feel as to how the Dukes lived in the Palace's heyday. It was 6 Euros to see the Palace, but... More 

Thank Ramatazz
The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

We loved our tour of this impressive palace - so much detail in the walls and ceilings alone, and the objects on display are also stunning.

Thank Yvonne O

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