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Paco dos Duques de Braganca

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Address: Rua Conde Dom Henrique, Guimaraes 4800-412, Portugal
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10:00 - 18:00
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Amazing palace

This is impressive from the outside but equally so inside . The combined ticket for the palace and the tower at €6 is great value . Even though the palace has been restored it is... read more

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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is impressive from the outside but equally so inside . The combined ticket for the palace and the tower at €6 is great value . Even though the palace has been restored it is a must see in Guimares.

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jemez springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very quick tour of this palace as we were the last entry. It was a nice attraction. Our guide told us that is the official residence of the President when he visits Guimaraes. The furnishings are not original to the palace, but nevertheless it is well done. The four huge tapestries on display are replicas but are... More 

Thank seismicjemezsprings
Los Angeles, California
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Beautifully preserved palace offering historical and cultural artefacts throughout its stately rooms. The tapestries are exquisite. The Leonardo da Vinci exhibit was a separate entry fee and disappointing. The information cards were near floor level and impossible to read unless you decided to crawl around.

Thank David B
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5 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful tapestries and very well kept - I think they're free entry on Sundays. Poorly lit, but I suppose that's for historical accuracy :)

Thank Ilana F
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is really and interesting trip around the history of Portugal, with many historic artifacts around the many rooms. The building was extensively restored in the 20th century, but this doesn't spoil it, Its cheap to get in but Free on Sundays! I was lucky to be part of an organised tour with a Portuguese guide, gave lots of colour... More 

Thank farmviewavenue
New Delhi, India
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5 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A nice glimpse into Portuguese history. I liked that it was very well maintained and decorated with the original artwork and furnishings. Keep an eye out for the details because there are some intricate, beautiful things - for instance, textiles, details on furnishings, tapestries, doors etc. The fortress, imo, was not especially interesting, unless you want a decent view of... More 

Thank KumarPN
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Nice visit at the ducal palace. Super cheap, especially if you're a family (50% off). The rooms are big, well furnished, but a bit chilly (which is normal given the thickness of the walls)...

Thank Sonia G
Madrid, Spain
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Diserves a visit if in Guimaraes. A palace with decorated rooms, allowing a glance to those times.Nearby, visit the castle.

Thank Carlos T
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

A palace full of Portuguese history. It was built in the 15th century and only in the 20th century did it became a national monument. It is well preserved and it has interesting pieces of furniture and tapestry. Very interesting

Thank Ana Luísa F
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

It is like the Portuguese have an ability to hide or at least to be humble what is attractive about their country, history and culture. I have noticed this more often. I was amazed what was presented to me at this monumental palace. A little information is available at billboards, security people in every room speak no English, but see... More 

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