Parque do Castelo e Paco dos Duques de Braganca

Parque do Castelo e Paco dos Duques de Braganca

Parque do Castelo e Paco dos Duques de Braganca
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Elena Ciocan
Timisoara, Romania1,725 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
This place is very, very nice! At one and you have the medieval castle, at the other you have the Braganca castle and in between you have the green grass, beautiful!
Written December 19, 2018
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johnhouston2
Knaresborough, UK5,280 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Obviously most people visit this area to see the palace and/or the castle, but the area as a whole is well worth a visit.

We had a slow stroll around and as well as the nicely kept grassy areas, there are lots of interesting and very attractive buildings that simply ooze charm and history.
Written June 6, 2023
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Italia Ignota
Florence, Italy342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Park located in the middle between the castle and the palace. It takes a nice walk to reach it from the city center but it is worth it. I advise you to stop in the Igreja de Sao Miguel do Castelo that despite its smallness will make you feel a strong aura of sacredness. Honestly, I preferred this walk in the park to the visit of the Castle and the Palace.

If you want to see my tips just go here: https://www.tripadvisor.it/Trips/92555137/The%20northern%20region%20of%20Portugal
Written May 3, 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia45,600 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We visited the palace of the Dukes of Braganca where we spent most of our time, but the park around this area is also quite interesting. There is an old castle which can be visited, at no cost and gives a real insight into Portuguese history , complementing the wealth of beauty and information from the palace. The origins of this place are lost in time, but depending on what sources you read, the origins can go as far back as the 8th or 9th century, or perhaps as late as the 15th century! Any way you look at it, this is a very old place! It's worth a visit, and at least one hour for the palace, costing just a few euros entry fee.
Written April 18, 2019
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walnutridgechef
Dowagiac, MI516 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
In the mid-900s A.D., this castle was constructed. A National Monument since 1910, this castle did see conflicts associated with the growth of a unified and independent Portugal. The displays in its museum are very good and you can get an accurate and complete outline of the history of Portugal by purchasing a "Guimaraes Pass" which gains you access toa dozen of the historical and archeological sites in the Guimaraes area. Highly recommended - especially because the pass is good for several days and the old town is beautiful.
Written July 19, 2017
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John H
Westmount, Canada510 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Family
The "chateau" (Paco dos Duques de Braganca) costs money, but is well done as a manoir/chateau of some illegitimate son of royalty (who obviously had some money!). It is interesting to see, with the furniture, and to imagine what life must have been like in this beautiful building. Then stroll up the hill (200-250 meters?) to the castle. This is free and is old, without much repair. But it is fun to climb up on to the walls to see the sights. In this park, there is also a little roman church, but it is just an empty, dull room so not really worth seeking out (but interesting to peek inside if you walk by).
Written May 13, 2016
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Danette P
Palm Coast, FL411 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
I had limited time so the Paco Dos Duques has a charge. However the Castelo (castle) is free. I mentioned this to a family with 3 kids as I saw them looking at pricing for palace and so they decided to just take the kids to the free castle. They did a great job of building a walkway for viewing the grounds and area.
Written May 7, 2016
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Filipe Sena Santos
Lisbon, Portugal330 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It's a well preserved park evolving the castle and the palace, and there's no cost, so if you're going to visit the castle or the palace stroll along the park for some time.
Written November 25, 2014
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Florencia K
Preston, Australia513 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
What attracts me very much when I go to Europe are the old historical buildings. It amazes me how they would have done things in those days. The way they are built, how long it has been built and how long it's been standing in that particular place, the strength of that structure. And one of those is this Castle in Guimaraes. You have to come and visit the place so then you will understand why it's built and why it's becoming one of the many famous attractions in the area.
Written October 19, 2014
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Gerri S
Auckland, New Zealand221 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Seeing ruins always makes me imagine how it must have been trying to live back then. I could picture being barricaded inside hoping the doors wouldn't be broken down , sharing the space with animals and frightened people. You can see why they left mounds of granite and fitted walls around them. We found out from a local that there is free parking behind the castle further up and it was the size of a sports field and had so many spaces and only a few cars. We had originally parked where locals were parked but found out that a red x on a blue background means no parking . They seemed to risk it saying the fine was only €7 but who wants to find the place to pay it when you are only there for a day!
Written July 4, 2014
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