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Address: Terreiro do Paco, Vila Vicosa 7160-251, Portugal
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Vila Vicosa Day Tour from Evora Including Dinner
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Amazing - visit all

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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Algarve, Portugal
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Algarve, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 one of the best in Europe

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 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.

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Thank Tiago T
Canada
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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 grandiose and magnificient Palace.The original windows are still standing in this palace,and don't forget to... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Four of us were there on a Saturday (in December) but were told they didn't do tour in English at week-ends and only if there were five of you. This was somewhat bizarre. We would really have liked to see round the place (even in another language) but were not very welcomed. It seems a shame that such a beautiful... More 

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1 Thank Polybin
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140 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Excellent tour, revisiting the last royal dynasty in Portugal. The guided tour revealed some stories about the way of living of the last kings and royal family of Portugal. Very well preserved and with a lot of history, this is definitely a must visit monument in Vila Viçosa.

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Tonbridge
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I an a well travelled Englishwoman and have spent many an afternoon at a national trust property. This place is quite disappointing and to me all the interiors looked very grubby. The entrance fee is very small compared to places in the U.K, at only 6 euros and I wonder how many visitors they get to pay for restoration work.... More 

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west yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Very Interesting Museum. Especially as this is where Catherine Wife of Charles II came from. The gardens were lovely too. It is right next to the Pousada we were staying at.

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Virginia
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

So disappointed when we arrived 5 minutes late for the tour (last tour was at 4 and none of our 3 guidebooks mentioned that we would not be allowed in after 4) as that was the last tour. All the books said til 5. Gentleman at ticket desk today 10/2 would not let us join the last tour. And then... More 

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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We were unable to make the English tour, so we tagged along on the Portuguese tour. It really didn't matter, as the well informed guide blew through the palace at a rapid pace. To his credit, he gave the English speaking tourists an abbreviated explanation. It's a very impressive site, and if you are in Vila Vicosa, it's a must... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Interesting visit with a guide who only speaks Portuguese (so you have to master that language a little). No other possibility to visit. Most interesting part of the exhibition were the photos, unfortunately one didn't get much time to visit.

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