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Paco Ducal

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Terreiro do Paco, Vila Vicosa 7160-251, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both us and our kids loves the visit of this palavra with some much history of Portugal, namely about King D. Carlos.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 208lu_sa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the beautiful city of Vila Viçosa, in the south of Portugal and decided to revisit this palace. It was my second visit and did not disapoint! this time I was fortunate to have a fantastic guide! she was excellent. As I am bilingual...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If in this area this must be visited, but they make it difficult for non Portuguese speakers. It opens at 10am most days (I think not Monday) Tours seem to be every 15-20 minutes and you cannot go round on your own. The English speaking...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed the tour ( mandatory) but we and several others could not understand it as it was in Portuguese. The Palace was impressive but not having signs or narration that we could understand prevented us from enjoying it as much as we could have....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 16, 2019

With limited times to take the tour in English, we decided that it was worth it even if all in Portuguese. And WOW, was it amazing! Room after room, decorated to the utmost with details that are often missing in other palaces, We were lucky...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 15, 2019

We enjoyed learning more about the history of the Dukes of Braganza, but overall the place is tired. Would have liked more time to explore the small personal art pieces.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

The group was too big. We asked for an english tour (offered) and said it was neccesary to have 5 people. We were like 60 in the group, they didn’t even try. The explanations were obvious and boring. It is a shame because the palace...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 23, 2019

Disappointed - we arrived just to miss the last admittance at 4 pm that day- 1 hour before 5 pm closing...we should have skipped Estremoz to see this site.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

Large square with monument and nobody around on a Christmas day evening. Just few people. Entire square was for us only.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

I loved to visit this place. All the items inside are amazing and to know the history of this place is very interesting

Date of experience: November 2018
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March 1, 2017|
Response from tripslog | Reviewed this property |
You cannot go without a guide (due to security reasons). For August: Tuesdays - only PM 14:00 - 18:00 (last visit 17:00) Wednesday to Sunday - AM 10:00 - 13:00 (last visit 12:00) Wednesday to Sunday - PM 14:00 - 18:00 (last... More
March 1, 2017|
Response from ovalball13 | Reviewed this property |
We were there about 10.00am but went round on an organised tour with the travel company. Anyone who enjoys stately homes will love this place.