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a nicely restored palace

While it is not as ornate as one might expect, it is still attractive. The rooms are used by the... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2018
DutchBrother
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Boston, Massachusetts
Well worth stopping

For 3 Euros we had an English speaking guide. Well worth it. She told us all about the history of... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2018
Theresa M
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Flemington, New Jersey
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

This is nice Palace in the centre of Angra do Heroismo. It was closed so we only have seen the outside.

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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

A very unfriendly lady said there are no visits to the palace, while a group of Portuguese people was waiting for their guide. Civil servants...

Thank PeterD218
Reviewed April 21, 2018

While it is not as ornate as one might expect, it is still attractive. The rooms are used by the Azorean government, so it is a bit more functional rather than decorative. Nonetheless, there is a good collection of decorative arts including many portraits of...More

1  Thank DutchBrother
Reviewed April 17, 2018

For 3 Euros we had an English speaking guide. Well worth it. She told us all about the history of the island and the government. Tour took less than 1 hour.

2  Thank Theresa M
Reviewed March 12, 2018

We went with a guide, Marina. She knew so much of the history of the paintings and pieces in the palace.

2  Thank waterlover19
Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

Delightful, low key. Excellent guided tour with Felipa. Check hours - it was closed on Monday, but open Saturday afternoon.

1  Thank Barbara B
Reviewed January 21, 2018

We had a very short time to visit this museum/functioning government building before catching a flight. The staff was very accommodating and I'm very glad we went. Beautiful interiors and interesting history.

Thank Mariyamak
Reviewed January 20, 2018

My husband and I wandered in and they asked 3Euro per person for a guided tour; I wasn't too enthused because we had done most other things self-guided, but I was very pleasantly surprised. We had a private tour and learned more about the history...More

1  Thank ChicagoTati
Reviewed December 30, 2017

We enjoyed this immensely. There is such history and simple elegance. We could not believe how fun this was.

Thank beth190
Reviewed October 16, 2017

This is a beautiful building with some incredible history that we learned through our great guide Felipa. She was very helpful in helping us understand the history. The gardens in the back were lovely to rest in after the tour.

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