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Paco Episcopal

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Located adjacent to the Cathedral the Palace is a an impressive building , personally I felt the... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
Nantwich, United Kingdom
Nice building

Interesting furniture and architectural details. Especially the grand staircase. Also views on both... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Interesting furniture and architectural details. Especially the grand staircase. Also views on both sides.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 21, 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank LondonE3Traveller
Reviewed January 25, 2018 via mobile

This was great. The English your was informative, personal and great way to get a summary of Porto history aswell as the palace.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2017
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