Paço ducal

Recommended
The Palace of the Dukes looks down on a square which has in the centre a statue of João IV. It was the fourth Duke D. Jaime I who undertook in 1501, the construction of this palace. Its interior has been set up as a museum. The stairwell which leads to the first floor is decorated with mural paintings depicting the battle of Ceuta (15C) and the siege of Azamor (16C) by the Duke D. Jaime I.

Useful information

Address:

Terreiro do Paço, 7160 Vila Viçosa

Phone:

+351 268 980 659

Price:

6 €

Opening hours

guided tour (1hr) Jul-Aug: Tue 2.30pm-6pm, Wed-Fri 10am-1pm, 2.30pm-6pm, weekends 9.30am-1pm, 2.30pm-6pm; rest of year: telephone for timetable

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