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Beautiful Park for Waks of all levels

If coming by car you pay your 5 euros and then park near the amazingly quirky Palace at the centre... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Very good place to visit

This is a place with a lot of natural history with lots of space to visit. It have a lot of... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
R. Porta do Bucaco, Luso 3050-261, Portugal
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

If coming by car you pay your 5 euros and then park near the amazingly quirky Palace at the centre of the park. There are some lovely gardens immediately surrounding the palace, but the real beauty of this place is the wider parkland. You can...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

This is a place with a lot of natural history with lots of space to visit. It have a lot of monuments, trees, and wild vegetation from some centuries ago. I recommend it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paulo R
Reviewed September 9, 2018

This is a unique experience. Based on yet another wacky building in the centre, paths go off in all directions. The park has only recently acquired the funds to restore it to former glory, so some paths are much more walkable than others. There is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

On average you would require 2-3 hours to complete this walk, the centre point of this walk is a beautiful hotel converted from a cathedral. This place can also be visited by car if you are having health problems, car entry requires 5€ fee. Really...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank shurkem
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

The palace itself is lovely. The forest around it is huge. We asked the information center (next to the palace) for an easy hike. Unfortunetly, it was less lovely then other trails that we saw in the pictures on line, So we didn't enjoy the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lir10
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

This isn’t any normal woodland walk. For 2-3 hours you can be among some of the most amazing trees you’ll ever see in Europe. Huge diversity and some huge specimen trees too. It was quite hard to find good information beforehand. We went to the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank J and K C
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Mata do Buçaco its a must see whether you only have 2h or if you have the whole day. You can spend several hours in the park, enjoying the sounds and smells of the forest or you can go for a quick tour. Either way...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank portelacarla
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

We were staying in the Grand Hotel de Luso and I walked from there using the maps.me app. The park is breathtaking and you could easily spend an entire day exploring the different routes. It was brilliant to be able to wander around solo and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Liezlds
Reviewed May 31, 2018

Take a few days so that you can explore this florest the way you should. Good for nature and history/architecture lovers, as all through the forest there are human-made features, of which the most incredible is no doubt the Bussaco Palace Hotel, surely one of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TiagoJGB
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

We went here when the weather was overcast so we didn't get the full view, but this park makes for an excellent hike. The hotel in the park is of architectural and historical interest (as are the tiled murals of various battles) but the star...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Griselda R
April 27, 2016|
Response from Ana G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Griselda, for the most part yes, however there are some parts with stairs and others where the pavement is not so even. You can check for more information on their website abou the trails and prices, check for "fundação... More