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Mata Nacional do Bussaco

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Address: EN 234, Luso 3050-261, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 231 937 000

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Old Lush Forest with Lots of Hidden gems

We drove through this Forest and past the Palace due to time constraints, but what we did see was absolutely gorgeous. I would say if you have time you could spend hourse... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
Madera, California
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Madera, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We drove through this Forest and past the Palace due to time constraints, but what we did see was absolutely gorgeous. I would say if you have time you could spend hourse exploring.

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Agia Paraskevi, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

When we arrived in this location, the weather was rainy so we can not say that we enjoy the ramble. We just walked for about ten minutes but was enough to understand that this is a very beautiful and enormous forest with a lot of different kind of trees. There is also a small lake with some birds. There are... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This unique complex includes a gorgeous dense forest and a former palace, now converted to a hotel, The forest is very old and home to more than 250 tree and shrub species, including trees of a gigantic stature and exotics plants. It reminds me of the Pena park in Sintra. The romantic palace was designed in an extravagant Neo-Manueline style.... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This was known as the Palacio de Bossaco years ago if I'm not mistaken. And although the palicio has beautiful architecture and some nice grounds the palacio it self is now a hotel and you're not allowed to go in unless you're a guest, so you're limited to walking around the exterior or if you're in good physical shape walk... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We came here after visiting Coimbra, it was good to be away from the crowds. There is a small fee to enter the park, but its worth it, there are some lovely gardens, water features, a small monastery, and lots of lovely trees, also a gift shop if you need any souvenirs.

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Ramla, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great time very nice viewpoints and the place is nice to see. Reccomend to travel by foot and see the insode of the forest

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Vigo, Spain
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is a prefect place to visit and take long long walks. There have also a hotel inside, a cofe shop and some gardens and forest.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This was a gorgeous forest to explore. We drove up and parked the car at the top, cost €5, but it was worth it as it would have been a long walk up in the heat. The fonte fria is beautiful along with the palace hotel. Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to explore more of what the forest had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

It was amazing for me to be in Mata National do Bussaco. And further more in a very hot day. At first, I thought maybe I couldn't go all around due to my age, but I did it and I am proud of that. If you visit Lussaco, please don't miss Mata National do Bussaco. It's value for money. Satur... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing and quiet place. I wish I had more time to explore this natural beauty. I would advise everyone to go.

Thank Vasco R

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