Palace of Duques de Bragança, Guimarães

Be surprised in the Palace of Duques de Bragança in Guimarães, Portugal.

Palace of Duques de Bragança, Guimarães, Portugal
Palace of Duques de Bragança
© Paulo Pacheco (CM Guimarães)

The Palace of Duques de Bragança is located above the historic center of the city of Guimarães, in the North of Portugal.

Its construction dates back to the VX century, ordered by Dom Afonso (illegitimate son of Don João and Lady Inês Pires Esteves), 1º Duke of the House Bragança and 8º Count of Barcelos.

Interior Paços dos Duques de Bragança, Guimarães, Portugal
Paços dos Duques de Bragança
© Celestino Manuel

Its towers and cylindrical chimneys stand out from almost any point of view of the historic center.

The palace suffered an intense deterioration for some centuries, as the supreme family that lived there moved to Vila Viçosa, in Alentejo. This building was then fully restored in order to be used as a presidential residence for Salazar. Nowadays, it still retains many of its original relics.

When visiting the Palace you can see many of its rooms and observe their Flemish tapestries and ancient weapons (15th and 16th centuries). And still inside the Palace, you can admire a chapel with stunning stained glass windows.

Below there is a map of its premises:

Mapa Paço dos Duques de Bragança

More information:


Rua Conde D.Henrique, Guimãraes.

Entrance fee:

Palácio dos Duques: 5,00€,.
donjon: 1.50€.

Admission is free for children under 14 years. There is discounts for youth card holders and to persons over the age of 65 years.

Admission is free for all ages during Sunday mornings.


Every day from 10:00am - 6:00pm.

The Palace is closed during December 25th, January 1st, Easter Sunday and May 1st.


(+351) 253 412 273.


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