Paco dos Duques de Braganca, Guimaraes

A living reminder of Portugal's colorful past, the atmospheric Paco dos Duques de Braganca sits in the historical center of a World Heritage Site town. Built in the 1420s, the castle originally served as the official residence of Afonso of Braganca, the illegitimate son of King John I. The ambitious Afonso became the patriarch of a powerful dynasty, and his descendants eventually served as kings of Portugal and emperors of Brazil. Encircled by park land, his palace represents one of the finest examples of late-medieval architecture favored by Portuguese nobility during the 15th century. Be sure to visit the first-floor museum, housing a collection of tapestries, porcelains, paintings, and furniture from the 17th and 18th centuries. Plan to visit Paco dos Duques de Braganca during your Guimaraes vacation using our convenient Guimaraes trip planner .
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  • The Palace was rebuilt many times and it is noticeable at first glance, but it is worth a visit, at least in order to have an idea about the Royal lifestyle of the era.
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  • We came here mid March 2018, the combined visit is the most attractive, go! it worth really worth to discover this castle! Photos allowed without flash!
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  • There is a monument to visit in Guimarães, is this Palace/Museum. The Museum occupies the huge bathrooms on the first floor that exposes a set of works of art from various museums or aftershocks, among which stand out furniture from the 17th century, collections of ancient weapons and a notable set of four large tapestries. You can also admire a beautiful Chapel (which for me is the most beautiful piece to see). There are guided tours. The entry is correct 6 or €7. presence of a place with simple bar in the entrance. Provide for a duration of 2 hours
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