Évora

Vila Viçosa

Interesting
Vila Viçosa
The Essential
Interesting
This shaded city, which was home of the dukes of Bragança, climbs up the hill to a mixture of orange and lemon trees. The town makes money from a few craft activities and by taking advantage of the marble quarries in the surrounding area. The centre of the town, around the praça da Republica has some lively areas, but the areas of the ducal palace and the old town give it more of a museum-town kind of atmosphere which recalls the life of greatest luxury of the Braganças .

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Vila Viçosa

Paço ducal Paço ducal
Paço ducal
The Palace of the Dukes looks down on a
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Carriage Museum
Carriage Museum
Forming part of the National Carriage
Porta dos Nos
Porta dos Nos
The house of the Bragança stands proud.
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Vila Viçosa's old town
Vila Viçosa's old town
The castle and the ramparts built at the
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Convento dos Agostinhos
Convento dos Agostinhos
The church which stands to the east of
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Antigo Convento das Chagas
Antigo Convento das Chagas
Founded by Joana de Mendonça, second
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