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Paco Ducal

Terreiro do Paco, Vila Vicosa 7160-251, Portugal
+351 268 980 659
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Terreiro do Paco, Vila Vicosa 7160-251, Portugal
+351 268 980 659
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

Huge and beautiful. Visit all and not just the Palace. Do not miss the visit to the" coches"( carriages), very well exposed in the stables and especially the Armaria, with more than 2000 pieces and very well exposed in the basement of the Palace. Guaranteed...More

1  Thank MEAFaro
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

From the outside it doesn't appear to have the secrets it holds inside. The guide was perfect it as all the knowledge about the place. It was an excellent visit, and it is very well preserved. You must visit this place.

Thank Tiago T
Reviewed 18 December 2016

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...More

Thank Milesnmiles61
Reviewed 18 December 2016

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...More

1  Thank Polybin
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...More

1  Thank Daniel E
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...More

1  Thank mjbtonbridge
Reviewed 23 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.

2  Thank ovalball13
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...More

2  Thank Sunny/Virginia
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....More

3  Thank David O
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.

1  Thank Kalkeren
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Opening and closing hours in August for yours. Can you go round Palace without a guide?
1 March 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
What time is the first tour? ( We will be there on 5 August 2017?)
1 March 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.