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Paco Ducal

Terreiro do Paco, Vila Vicosa 7160-251, Portugal
+351 268 980 659
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A well preserved place

Beautiful and the most important place in Vila Viçosa. It belongs to the Portuguese Bragança House... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Miriam F
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Main visit with 2 young kids

Pleasant experience. The visit group was rather big for just one guide with over 30. The rooms... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lisbon, Portugal
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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

Beautiful and the most important place in Vila Viçosa. It belongs to the Portuguese Bragança House and it's very well preserved. A real treasure in the deep country side of Portugal. It should be included in all turistic trips to Portugal. A hidden treasure. The...More

Thank Miriam F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant experience. The visit group was rather big for just one guide with over 30. The rooms shown probably merit a 90 minutes walk instead of 60.

2  Thank eagostinho
Reviewed 15 August 2017

A must for officianados of Portuguese royal history. This was the birthplace of Catherine of Braganza wife of Charles II of England. You can not go around independently and there is only one English tour a day in the morning at 11 o'clock. We arrived...More

2  Thank Julie W
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Well let me just say, if you don't know anything about Portugal history you'll know everything you need after a hour visit in this monument. The guide is very very well informed and accurate. There're plenty of treasures to be appreciated some over 500 years...More

1  Thank Ricardo O
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Learned after the fact that taking pictures is not allowed. Our knowledgeable and friendly guide told me that it's okay if he doesn't see it... so I pretended he didn't see it, and I'm sharing a few shots. Quite sadly, didn't get one of the...More

2  Thank LisboetaAbroad
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We missed the english tour at 11am but the guide was very accomodating. There are lovely gardens but they appear off limits. It was supposed to include the state coaches and transport vehicles but these were closed. It quite a controlled visit compared to say...More

1  Thank PeterADH
Reviewed 26 June 2017

When you are in Vila Vicosa, the Paco Ducal palace is an absolute must to visit. It is situated next door to the Pousada Convento where we were staying. The palace itself is a vast, magnificent building, but the enormous range of treasures it houses...More

1  Thank Natalia T
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Huge and beautiful. Visit all and not just the Palace. Do not miss the visit to the" coches"( carriages), very well exposed in the stables and especially the Armaria, with more than 2000 pieces and very well exposed in the basement of the Palace. Guaranteed...More

1  Thank MEAFaro
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

From the outside it doesn't appear to have the secrets it holds inside. The guide was perfect it as all the knowledge about the place. It was an excellent visit, and it is very well preserved. You must visit this place.

Thank Tiago T
Reviewed 19 December 2016

A visit to Paco Ducal Palace is a must while in Vila Vicosa.Entrance fee is 6€ per person and you have a choice of English or Portuguese tour guides. Outside you will see the original garden and the new present day garden.This is a truly...More

Thank Milesnmiles61
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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.