The Palace of the Dukes of Braganza (Paço dos Duques de Bragança) in Guimarães, Portugal, was probably built between 1420 and 1422, for Afonso, Count of Barcelos – bastard son of king John I of Portugal and future Duke of Bragança.

The construction of the palace coincided with the consecration of his marriage, when he came to live in Guimarães. The 16th Century marked the beginning of its ruin, a process that was aggravated during the 19th century, when the palace served as a quarry for the neighboring population.

From 1937 rebuilding started, made possible by the analysis of the structure and the renovation of numerous elements, that had conferred it a palace with the European look that it has today.

Many tapestries and porcelains are among various articles of workmanships found in the palace.

Today, the Paço of the dukes is classified as a National Monument (Monumento Nacional) – 1910 – and has in its structure, a museum and the main façade in the 2nd floor is destined to the Official Residence for the Presidency of the Republic.

The Paço is located in the Conde Henrique Street in Guimarães and it is open to the general public.



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  • Hidemi Tada
    Hidemi Tadaover 4 years ago

    Wonderful angle and amazing archtecture! i have now guide book of Portugal in my hand. i can’t understand why i left Portugal and thought never return. If i could return to your country again, i will never leave and dedicate rest of my life to paint your beautiful country and people.

  • Ingz
    Ingzover 4 years ago

    so perfect Tereza and such a lovely comment from Hidemi makes this complete xxx bom fim de semana querida amiga com muitos beijinhos xxxxxxxxxxx

  • vadim19
    vadim19over 4 years ago

    Wonderful work, Tereza. Great angle and capture.

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous POV.

  • kentuckyblueman
    kentuckybluemanover 4 years ago

    Wonderful photo,well done with the colors and light!

  • Ray Yang
    Ray Yangover 4 years ago

    What a view! Fabulous.

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot, Tereza

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  • BaZZuKa
    BaZZuKaover 4 years ago

    Linda …. :))

  • obrigada querido amigo:)

    – terezadelpilar~ art & architecture

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