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Located adjacent to the Cathedral the Palace is a an impressive building , personally I felt the best view was actually from the opposite side of the River, where you get a real sense of the scale of the building, and its imposing position on...More
Next door to the cathedral. Highlight was the staircase and ceiling. It will only take about 15 minutes to visit the palace as the bishop is still living in parts of the building. No information boards but there are staff to ask questions about the...More
This place isn't well advertised. but when visiting the SE Cathedral next door i wandered across to have a look. They only have guided tours, so check for the right language.
The Palace is the former residence of the bishops of Porto, and is an...More
Visited this attraction as we were at the cathedral nearby and wandered in. It's not well advertised from the outside what it is or that it is open to public. We wandered in anyway and met an unhelpful staff member at front desk who took...More
Paco Episcopal is a wonderful XVIII century building in baroque style, it has been reconstructed over the one from XIV century, to be the bishop home.
The interior with stone carvings is really beautiful, and the views over Douro river or to Terreiro da Sé...More
We took the guided tour and really enyoyed it. The seat of powerful bishops who had more power than the king. The guide was lovely and explained the history and current use of this lovely building. Well worth a visit.
Guided tour was very interesting. It is a beautiful building with so much history. Guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely worth a visit! Note that the language of tours alternates so if you want an English tour I’d advise booking a time slot so...More
The palace has been opened to public last year. It is not on the top list of the guidebooks yet it is really worth visiting.
You need to sign up for a guided tour. The one we had with the guide Mario was one of...More