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a nicely restored palace

While it is not as ornate as one might expect, it is still attractive. The rooms are used by the... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
Well worth stopping

For 3 Euros we had an English speaking guide. Well worth it. She told us all about the history of... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
Theresa M
Flemington, New Jersey
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

This is nice Palace in the centre of Angra do Heroismo. It was closed so we only have seen the outside.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Cristina_Hugo
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

A very unfriendly lady said there are no visits to the palace, while a group of Portuguese people was waiting for their guide. Civil servants...

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

While it is not as ornate as one might expect, it is still attractive. The rooms are used by the Azorean government, so it is a bit more functional rather than decorative. Nonetheless, there is a good collection of decorative arts including many portraits of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank DutchBrother
Reviewed 18 April 2018

For 3 Euros we had an English speaking guide. Well worth it. She told us all about the history of the island and the government. Tour took less than 1 hour.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Theresa M
Reviewed 12 March 2018

We went with a guide, Marina. She knew so much of the history of the paintings and pieces in the palace.

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank waterlover19
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Delightful, low key. Excellent guided tour with Felipa. Check hours - it was closed on Monday, but open Saturday afternoon.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We had a very short time to visit this museum/functioning government building before catching a flight. The staff was very accommodating and I'm very glad we went. Beautiful interiors and interesting history.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Mariyamak
Reviewed 21 January 2018

My husband and I wandered in and they asked 3Euro per person for a guided tour; I wasn't too enthused because we had done most other things self-guided, but I was very pleasantly surprised. We had a private tour and learned more about the history...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank ChicagoTati
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We enjoyed this immensely. There is such history and simple elegance. We could not believe how fun this was.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank beth190
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This is a beautiful building with some incredible history that we learned through our great guide Felipa. She was very helpful in helping us understand the history. The gardens in the back were lovely to rest in after the tour.

Date of experience: October 2017
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