Paço dos Duques de Bragança

Paço dos Duques de Bragança

Paço dos Duques de Bragança
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • B T
    London, United Kingdom1,175 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    The building is very interesting, it is set around a square courtyard with tall wooden ceilings and many tall brick chimneys. Inside you get to see several rooms including a chapel and the highlight is the dining hall which is how you would imagine a medieval dining hall to look. Very good!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 May 2023
  • JPF50
    Maidstone, United Kingdom113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historical and informative
    Really interesting building especially the huge numbers of chimneys outside that aren’t connected to fireplaces inside. The restoration has been done very well and the furnishings especially the ceramics add to the atmosphere. There are cards in each room with a little information in several languages . The woodwork in the chapel is outstanding and it’s certainly a place for quiet reflection. The visit was one of the highlights of our visit to Portugal. On a practical note there are toilets inside and a large free car park almost next door. We paid 5€ for 2 seniors which we felt was incredibly reasonable.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 September 2023
  • Whissely
    Sao Paulo, SP382 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Medieval
    Not a very big castle/residence, doesn’t take too long to visit. Decoration is sparse but in good shape. It is a little dark in some places and many of the paintings could use better lighting to stand out more.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 February 2024
  • Tina Z
    1,001 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful simple palace in Portugal's birth place
    This palace is beautiful, it looks pretty simple, but there are some incredible details like painted ceilings in some of the rooms. Beautiful. Also, the chapel inside the palace is beautiful, especially the stained glass window in it. In every room you have a list of all the exhibits in the said room in several languages, I remember there is a list in Portuguese, English, Spanish, German and French, maybe some more, but I can't remember. It is actually permitted to take pictures inside, but without the flash. I also recommend taking a combined ticket with Alberto Sampaio museum (I think it was around 5 euros). There is also a sort of break room with machines for coffee, water, juices, chips and chocolates and inside that room there are TV-s where they present some facts about palace and Portuguese history. And in the souvenir shops there are like figurines of warriors and knights representing the dukes, Afonso etc. which I find really cool. Definitely a must see in the so called Portugal's birth place.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 April 2024
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Tina Z
1,001 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This palace is beautiful, it looks pretty simple, but there are some incredible details like painted ceilings in some of the rooms. Beautiful. Also, the chapel inside the palace is beautiful, especially the stained glass window in it. In every room you have a list of all the exhibits in the said room in several languages, I remember there is a list in Portuguese, English, Spanish, German and French, maybe some more, but I can't remember. It is actually permitted to take pictures inside, but without the flash. I also recommend taking a combined ticket with Alberto Sampaio museum (I think it was around 5 euros). There is also a sort of break room with machines for coffee, water, juices, chips and chocolates and inside that room there are TV-s where they present some facts about palace and Portuguese history. And in the souvenir shops there are like figurines of warriors and knights representing the dukes, Afonso etc. which I find really cool. Definitely a must see in the so called Portugal's birth place.
Written 18 April 2024
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Richard M
Hampstead Norreys, UK890 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The dukes palace is a gorgeous bit of history. The rooms are full of historically accurate furniture and pictures. We had a grest guide who told us all about the people who have lived in the palace. A must see in the town.
Written 24 March 2024
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Whissely
Sao Paulo, SP382 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Not a very big castle/residence, doesn’t take too long to visit. Decoration is sparse but in good shape. It is a little dark in some places and many of the paintings could use better lighting to stand out more.
Written 11 February 2024
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709amyk
20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Lovely on a rainy day.
It was quiet probably because of the weather.
Could imagine the life of duke and duchess.
Great hall, antechamber and bed chamber with furniture.
Written 12 December 2023
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bretticus
Houston, TX3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Interesting historical location. There were markers explaining the furnishings and paintings; however, I suggest going with a guide as they can give the historical context.
Written 28 November 2023
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zookro
Coimbra, Portugal240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Great building with many artifacts. Some gorgeous Chinese ceramics. Very reasonable prices, being pensioners we got in half price....5e for both of us.
Written 13 October 2023
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JPF50
Maidstone, UK113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Really interesting building especially the huge numbers of chimneys outside that aren’t connected to fireplaces inside. The restoration has been done very well and the furnishings especially the ceramics add to the atmosphere. There are cards in each room with a little information in several languages . The woodwork in the chapel is outstanding and it’s certainly a place for quiet reflection. The visit was one of the highlights of our visit to Portugal.
On a practical note there are toilets inside and a large free car park almost next door. We paid 5€ for 2 seniors which we felt was incredibly reasonable.
Written 25 September 2023
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johnhouston2
Knaresborough, UK5,088 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Whether you go into the palace or not, it is well worth coming to the area, which is serene, very attractive and contains a lot of beautiful buildings. And of course if castles and churches are your thing, you’ve got those here as well.
Written 6 June 2023
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Matthew P
London, UK5,299 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Once you walk into the courtyard, you see how large the building is. Laid out to perfection the interior is still in place. As you walk around you get to see the full magnificent interior of the building.
Written 27 May 2023
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B T
London, UK1,175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
The building is very interesting, it is set around a square courtyard with tall wooden ceilings and many tall brick chimneys. Inside you get to see several rooms including a chapel and the highlight is the dining hall which is how you would imagine a medieval dining hall to look. Very good!
Written 20 May 2023
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