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Paco Ducal

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Beautiful palace

Must see when in Vila Viçosa. Piece of history.. I've been here 3 times and I always find it so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sacha G
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Beautiful Palace

this is a lovely home that is full of wonderful examples of art in many forms. The tour was in... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Mary O
Bonita, California
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Terreiro do Paco, Vila Vicosa 7160-251, Portugal
+351 268 980 659
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must see when in Vila Viçosa. Piece of history.. I've been here 3 times and I always find it so interesting. Guides are very friendly and explain almost everything with enthusiasm. My 4 kids loved it..

Thank Sacha G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Compared to all other palaces around the world this is low on list. You can only visit with a guide. No English. We were told the tour would take 1 hour. It took 1.5 hours. It was hot, no place to sit, and no way...More

Thank lacvue
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous building with an impressive history with some really beautiful rooms with opulent furnishings and paintings......BUT you can only visit by way of a guided tour with no English or proper interpretation! We are not fans of guided tours but we decided to continue. It...More

Thank L C
Reviewed 17 July 2018

this is a lovely home that is full of wonderful examples of art in many forms. The tour was in Portuguese but the wonderful guide tried to fill us in as much as he could in English. The home has a lived in feel to...More

Thank Mary O
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful marble building in Vila Viçosa. Good place to have some pictures. Do not forget to also go to the near marble mines, distant 5 minutes.

Thank Antonio B
Reviewed 19 June 2018

OMG! This place is amazing, beautiful and takes you back in time, but you need a full day to see it all.

Thank odette s
Reviewed 11 June 2018

The palace is an interesting place to visit. English tours are only available if there are more than six people and at 11am each day, The tour is very good, taking in over 30 rooms. The rooms are well laid out including outfits in the...More

Thank Antony B
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

It is an interesting stop if you are nearby and are into history - not in the sense of "what happened here" but more "how they lived". I find it way too expensive, though. At 7€ I'd expect it to grant access to the Coach...More

Thank Marmerec
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We are very used to visiting palaces both in Portugal and abroad, and I don’t remember having ever visited a palace that was so well kept. You really get an idea of how the Portuguese monarchs spent their holidays. The guide is compulsory and it...More

Thank Miguel F
Reviewed 22 March 2018

If you want to know something about the history of Portugal over the last 150 years this is a must visit.

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2 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
2 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.