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Paco Ducal

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Interesting history.

This Palace has a long and important history in the Portuguese development. It is large and you do... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Beautiful palace

Must see when in Vila Viçosa. Piece of history.. I've been here 3 times and I always find it so... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Sacha G
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Terreiro do Paco, Vila Vicosa 7160-251, Portugal
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All reviews beautiful palace english tour portuguese kings portuguese history charles ii enjoyable visit an absolute excellent tour well worth the visit royal dynasty entrance fee take pictures original furnishings coach museum no photography guided tours are vila
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The English language tour is limited to one day per week. With a Danish tour group visiting the palace at the same time, the size of the English tour was unmanageable for the tour guide. People could not enter the room in time to hear...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Palace has a long and important history in the Portuguese development. It is large and you do benefit from a guided tour. The gardens are lovely too.

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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Must see when in Vila Viçosa. Piece of history.. I've been here 3 times and I always find it so interesting. Guides are very friendly and explain almost everything with enthusiasm. My 4 kids loved it..

Thank Sacha G
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Compared to all other palaces around the world this is low on list. You can only visit with a guide. No English. We were told the tour would take 1 hour. It took 1.5 hours. It was hot, no place to sit, and no way...More

Thank lacvue
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Fabulous building with an impressive history with some really beautiful rooms with opulent furnishings and paintings......BUT you can only visit by way of a guided tour with no English or proper interpretation! We are not fans of guided tours but we decided to continue. It...More

Thank L C
Reviewed July 17, 2018

this is a lovely home that is full of wonderful examples of art in many forms. The tour was in Portuguese but the wonderful guide tried to fill us in as much as he could in English. The home has a lived in feel to...More

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Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful marble building in Vila Viçosa. Good place to have some pictures. Do not forget to also go to the near marble mines, distant 5 minutes.

Thank Antonio B
Reviewed June 19, 2018

OMG! This place is amazing, beautiful and takes you back in time, but you need a full day to see it all.

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Reviewed June 10, 2018

The palace is an interesting place to visit. English tours are only available if there are more than six people and at 11am each day, The tour is very good, taking in over 30 rooms. The rooms are well laid out including outfits in the...More

Thank Antony B
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

It is an interesting stop if you are nearby and are into history - not in the sense of "what happened here" but more "how they lived". I find it way too expensive, though. At 7€ I'd expect it to grant access to the Coach...More

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March 1, 2017|
Response from Daniel E | 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.