Paco Episcopal
Paco Episcopal
4.5
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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B T
London, UK1,216 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
The rooms inside here were spectacular, particularly the entrance stairway. There were lots of interesting rooms inside including a throne room. You get good views over Porto from many of the windows and it is right next to the cathedral. You can get a combination ticket for the cathedral and the palace.
Written May 20, 2023
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BobbyBR
Atlanta, GA174 contributions
Sep 2022
This is a huge palace with great splendor for the bishop of Porto. Only allowed to view the staircase and a few ceremonial rooms without any explanation of the use of the space or reason for such a large palace. Not worth visiting. Go walk the city and a see how people live.
Written September 9, 2022
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alexandra ice
Chicago, IL83 contributions
May 2019
The attraction is the former residence of the bishops of Porto.
The palace is located on a high elevation, near Porto Cathedral. The architecture is nice and the view is very beautiful!
Written March 5, 2020
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Simone_hammy_bunny
England202 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Just next door to the Cathedral.
Ornate rooms housing various decorative items. Former residence of bishops.
Written October 26, 2019
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8-drank-was-merry 🧳 🛫🍛🍻🍸🍨
Naples, FL4,465 contributions
Sep 2019
The former residence of the bishops of Porto is built in a late baroque and rococo style and is believed to be the work of Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni.

Buy the combo ticket with the cathedral. Worth the money and time. Both are visually stunning in their own way. It is inexpensive enough that you can go through as fast as you would like and not feel like you wasted your money.

The architecture and main staircase are beautiful and very Porto. Its historical significance helped put other sites we visited into context. There are nice views of the river, Casa de Ribeira and Vila Nova de Gaia.
Written October 7, 2019
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Naila
Baku, Azerbaijan844 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
Palace where Porto church workers used to live and still live (we have seen pastors during excursion). Beautiful palace with nice paintings and items of church workers.
Written August 1, 2020
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Becky C
London, UK390 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
This is a very easy add on when visiting the cathedral. The entrance is stunning and you are led through some interesting rooms about the history of the palace
Written September 12, 2019
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G W
Toronto, Canada601 contributions
Aug 2019
I do not understand why more people do not visit this interesting site. It is certainly visible from the other side of the river and is very imposing from that side. I guess it looks small and unimportant from its entrance. We bought tickets as a combo from the cathedral and were very pleased that we did. It has an amazing staircase and you are provided with a small brochure to understand the site. There are a number of rooms you walk through with some interesting treasures presented in each. Views of the river are great and I hope in the future more effort is made to make this a must see tourist destination as it has lots of potential.
Written August 5, 2019
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WC-Travelers-75
West Chester, PA2,201 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
We had to schedule a tour with an English-speaking guide so we had to wait until the next morning. Well worth the wait.

Critical information - in our tour group was a local tour Portugese guide who said the palace only recently opened to the public. She had never been in it in her 20 years as a guide. By the way, it is still a functioning bishops palace.

Our tour guide was excellent in explaining the history and function of the various building areas. Interesting grand stair cases - note the stonework, which is carved granite! Sumptuous rooms. The guide allowed to take photo ops of the city from balcony and various window views.

Not to be missed!!! Very highly recommended - it is a rare opportunity!
Written February 28, 2019
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Lesterbeach
Winnipeg, Canada4,216 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
There is a 5€ combined ticket for the cathedral and palace but is not advertised in the cathedral. The staircase is the mist interesting feature. It shows the extravagance the bishops lived in.
Written January 20, 2020
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