Paco dos Duques de Braganca, Guimaraes

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Tourist Spots
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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. Put Paco dos Duques de Braganca and other Guimaraes attractions into our Guimaraes travel itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Guimaraes is the referred as the birthplace of the Portuguese, dates back to the 10th century.. The Palace of Dukes of Braganza is well preserved. The ceiling of the large formal dining room looks lik...  read more »
  • For lovers of old architecture, with buildings and the wonderful Castle, this is another place that must be visited in Guimaraes, the first capital of Portugal.
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  • Excellent monument, with wall hangings of several centuries, weapons, sculptures, furniture, paintings, etc.. Has a picture of Catherine of Braganza the first Portuguese Queen of England. Has beautiful gardens and views of the city. Place to visit!
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  • A beautiful place, inside and out. You must visit if you're in the area of Guimarães. First Sunday of the month has free entry. Easy to get to, train from Porto cheap and easy. Rooms set out well and good interpretation in various languages. Good historical furniture and contents. Want to go again.
  • A must visit with a Qualified Portuguese TOURIST Guide !
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  • Impressive Portuguese royal palace of the XV century.
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