Guimarães

Paço dos Duques

Museums | Patrimony

The Paço dos Duques de Bragança de Guimarães was built in the 15th century by D. Afonso, (illegitimate son of King D. João I and D. Inês Pires Esteves), 1st Duke of the House of Braganza and 8th Count of Barcelos, at the time of his second marriage to D. Constança de Noronha (daughter of D. Afonso, Count of Gijón and Noronha and D. Isabel, Lady of Viseu). Essentially inhabited during the 15th century, in the following centuries there was a progressive abandonment and its consequent ruin, motivated by political and economic factors, which worsened until the 20th century. Between 1937 and 1959, a wide and complex reconstruction intervention was carried out. At the same time, the current filling, composed of pieces of art dated essentially from the 17th and 18th centuries, was acquired. Classified as a National Monument since 1910, it includes the Museum (1st floor), a wing intended for the Presidency of the Republic (main facade, 2nd floor) and a vast area dedicated to various cultural initiatives (on the ground floor).

Guimarães

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How to get

Train: Connection Porto / Guimarães

Schedule

Monday to Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm
Closed on January 1, Easter Sunday, May 1 and Christmas Day (December 25)

Price

5 € (general admission)

Contact

Tel.:+351 235 412 273
Email: pduques@culturanorte.gov.pt

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