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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
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Interesting building with some nice objects.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Paris, France
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Paris, France
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 5 days ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Leesburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A solid, rustic, and beautiful tribute to Portugal's birth place. The rooms and chapel are unbelievable, the entire structure is well kept, the pamphlets describing each area of the paço are easy to understand. Combining this visit with that of the castelo de Guimarães (right up the hill) is a must for everyone who enjoys history.

Thank LisboetaAbroad
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice historic building next to the old town of Guimaraes. Can be recommended to be visited, nicely maintained :)

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 July 26, 2016 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.

Thank Rhonda S
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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.

Thank Chillilizard
Nothumberland, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

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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