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Paco dos Duques de Braganca

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Address: Rua Conde Dom Henrique, Guimaraes 4800-412, Portugal
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$7.58*
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Ducal Palace of Braganca Guided Visit
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$48.21*
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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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It is like the Portuguese have an ability to hide or at least to be humble what is attractive about their country, history and culture. I have noticed this more often. I was... read more

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is like the Portuguese have an ability to hide or at least to be humble what is attractive about their country, history and culture. I have noticed this more often. I was amazed what was presented to me at this monumental palace. A little information is available at billboards, security people in every room speak no English, but see... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is beside the Guimarães castle and has many informations to read about. It has many rooms to visit. You have to pay eight euros tô entrance.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Guimaraes you cannot miss the Braganza castle. For the lovers of history, this was the castle where Catherina Bragranza, the later wife of Charles I of England grew up. he castle is well maintained and easy to reach.

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La Coruna, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is grat the outside of the chapel, it is in the first floor. It seems like a mídela age closer. And the rooms cellars are great.

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Southern CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

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 November 5, 2016 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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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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