Parque do Castelo e Paco dos Duques de Braganca, Guimaraes

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Parque do Castelo e Paco dos Duques de Braganca is located in Guimaraes. See Parque do Castelo e Paco dos Duques de Braganca and all Guimaraes has to offer by arranging your trip with our Guimaraes trip itinerary planner.
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  • The "chateau" (Paco dos Duques de Braganca) costs money, but is well done as a manoir/chateau of some illegitimate son of royalty (who obviously had some money!). It is interesting to see, with the fu...  more »
  • I had limited time so the Paco Dos Duques has a charge. However the Castelo (castle) is free. I mentioned this to a family with 3 kids as I saw them looking at pricing for palace and so they decided t...  more »
  • It's a well preserved park evolving the castle and the palace, and there's no cost, so if you're going to visit the castle or the palace stroll along the park for some time.  more »
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  • Beautiful rooms, gorgeous tapestries, but I wish there was more info on historical event about the place.
  • Very beautiful. Interesting with a very particular architecture. Nice museum inside with wonderful ceramics and tapestry. Outside is beautiful to. Love Guimaraes. Essential visit.
  • 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.
  • History of Portugal... Long time ago
  • A bit expensive but definitely worth it because the interiors are beautiful

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Where to stay in Guimaraes

As one of Portugal's biggest tourist cities and home to a wealth of historical buildings and other sites, Guimaraes boasts a wide array of options for accommodations ranging from extensive boutique hotels to basic youth hostels. To place yourself right in the midst of the action, check into a hotel or guesthouse in the town's medieval center, which reflects a multitude of different architectural styles that have earned it a place on the World Heritage List. Note, however, that with this popularity comes a higher pricetag. To keep costs down, try staying in the residential areas south of the center, which still provide quick access by foot or public transportation to the main sights.
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