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Address: Terreiro do Paco, Vila Vicosa 7160-251, Portugal
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A visit to Paco Ducal Palace is a must while in Vila Vicosa.Entrance fee is 6€ per person and you have a choice of English or Portuguese tour guides. Outside you will see the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to Paco Ducal Palace is a must while in Vila Vicosa.Entrance fee is 6€ per person and you have a choice of English or Portuguese tour guides. Outside you will see the original garden and the new present day garden.This is a truly grandiose and magnificient Palace.The original windows are still standing in this palace,and don't forget to... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us were there on a Saturday (in December) but were told they didn't do tour in English at week-ends and only if there were five of you. This was somewhat bizarre. We would really have liked to see round the place (even in another language) but were not very welcomed. It seems a shame that such a beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Excellent tour, revisiting the last royal dynasty in Portugal. The guided tour revealed some stories about the way of living of the last kings and royal family of Portugal. Very well preserved and with a lot of history, this is definitely a must visit monument in Vila Viçosa.

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Tonbridge
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I an a well travelled Englishwoman and have spent many an afternoon at a national trust property. This place is quite disappointing and to me all the interiors looked very grubby. The entrance fee is very small compared to places in the U.K, at only 6 euros and I wonder how many visitors they get to pay for restoration work.... More 

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west yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Very Interesting Museum. Especially as this is where Catherine Wife of Charles II came from. The gardens were lovely too. It is right next to the Pousada we were staying at.

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Virginia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

So disappointed when we arrived 5 minutes late for the tour (last tour was at 4 and none of our 3 guidebooks mentioned that we would not be allowed in after 4) as that was the last tour. All the books said til 5. Gentleman at ticket desk today 10/2 would not let us join the last tour. And then... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We were unable to make the English tour, so we tagged along on the Portuguese tour. It really didn't matter, as the well informed guide blew through the palace at a rapid pace. To his credit, he gave the English speaking tourists an abbreviated explanation. It's a very impressive site, and if you are in Vila Vicosa, it's a must... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Interesting visit with a guide who only speaks Portuguese (so you have to master that language a little). No other possibility to visit. Most interesting part of the exhibition were the photos, unfortunately one didn't get much time to visit.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The scale of the place is very impressive especially from the outside. Inside you only get to see relatively small parts of it but they are the important parts and give a great impression of how the former Royal residents lived. Unfortunately no photography is allowed. The formal gardens are also very impressive. The Palace is well worth a visit.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

A very pleasant, informative, educational insight into the life of a simple Royal dynasty that ruled a simple country, small and beautiful, yet a bit too complex. Visit the lot and you will most certainly enjoy the experience. Worth the journey and the time.

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