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Mata Nacional do Bucaco

R. Porta do Bucaco, Luso 3050-261, Portugal
+351 231 937 000
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A cooling walk with hidden gems

This was a lovely find. The walk to the cross was thoroughly worth it. Hidden huts and shrines on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Winchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Very good for walking

the forest is very cool due to the very large trees and has much moisture in the soil. Great for... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
José T
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“palace hotel” (13 reviews)
“cruz alta” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
R. Porta do Bucaco, Luso 3050-261, Portugal
+351 231 937 000
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lovely find. The walk to the cross was thoroughly worth it. Hidden huts and shrines on the way with amazing views across the mountains. It is cool amongst the trees so despite the number of steps, it wasn't too taxing a climb....More

Thank BeetrootBetty
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

the forest is very cool due to the very large trees and has much moisture in the soil. Great for strolling in the summer, along the various paths. Has many species of trees and shrubs, many of which are exotic. The hotel is architecturally very...More

Thank José T
Reviewed 30 July 2017

It is a real nightmare to get all the way up to the Buçaco Hotel/Palace - neither do GPSs know about it, nor there is clear signage until you approach Luso! To reach the building, you must go into the woods, the park is magnificent...More

2  Thank vitorbabrazil
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We accidentally discovered this hotel in August 1984. We wanted to stay there but reservations weren't possible, so we came back the following year. We just spent two days there again with friends. The palace remains gorgeous. It looks much like it did 30 years...More

Thank Divamura
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Absolutely worth it when visiting - lots of shrines along paths and great views from the top. The stairs were also lovely viewing. Not at the top of my all time hiking list, but one of the best aspects of Bussaco.

Thank lat28
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Having some free time, we came to this area to walk in the woods, and enjoy the open-air spaces, in nice weather. The place is large, with nice walking paths and an array of options to explore for the outdoor lovers. I enjoyed this place,...More

1  Thank Trave1Bandit
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I loved the forest trails even more than the famous cascade stairs. The free map isn't clear at all.

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Not far from the University city – Coimbra you must go to Buçaco to see one of the most beautiful world forests. After a walk have a drink or a meal in the charming palace hotel. Enjoy!

1  Thank Vitor A
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We really enjoyed walking the grounds of this beautiful forest. It is a real treasure, with rare exotic tress, wonderful walking paths, and there are even so geocaches if you enjoy geocaching ! The grounds surrounding the palace are a must! Allow at least an...More

1  Thank Lizabi
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Walking through the forest was surreal. On the way to Cruz Alta, make sure you pop into the abandoned house by a cross for a great view of the palace and the surrounding mountains.

1  Thank Barry F
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Griselda R
28 April 2016|
Response from Ana G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Griselda, for the most part yes, however there are some parts with stairs and others where the pavement is not so even. You can check for more information on their website abou the trails and prices, check for "fundação... More