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Grand house now a splendid museum with good free tour

An impressive once-private house and a free tour. Worth a visit to glimpse some of the past of... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
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Palacio sotto maior

I have been there a few times when i was younger. Its really Beautiful. And i had the best guide... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2015
kattissm
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27 Aug 2018
“Grand house now a splendid museum with good free tour”
6 Sep 2018
“Closed”
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Rua Joaquim Sotto Mayor | 3080-209, Figueira da Foz, Portugal
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

The palace was beautiful from the outside. However, it was closed. No sign with hours or anything. We were sad to go without seeing this palace from the inside.

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

An impressive once-private house and a free tour. Worth a visit to glimpse some of the past of Figueira and Portugal in general in the 18th and 19th Century.

Thank DuncLondon
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We lucked out and was able to get into one of the guided tours (in Portuguese) without pre-booking. It is recommended to make reservation in advanced however. The guide was very informative and the palace and artwork was splendid. The grounds are also well maintained....More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We would like to have visited but it was closed. It looked interesting and well kept from outside. I guess it doesn't open for tourists.

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Reviewed 25 June 2016

I was very disappointed to discover that when I got there the gate was closed (no signage to indicate open hours - and the town web site is very poor in English). There was a guy on shift, who spoke very little English, however, indicated...More

Thank S H
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

I have been there a few times when i was younger. Its really Beautiful. And i had the best guide with me, my father. It was his family home.

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Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

I am sure this palace has many stories to tell. However it was closed on the day of our visit. It could be better kept and seems a little unloved. It is apparently used for wedding ceremonies. Worth a visit in this seaside town

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Reviewed 8 July 2015

Very old and not very well maintained but interesting to check it out... Not open often and should have more signs

Thank Paradise600
Reviewed 27 January 2015

So after the casino we went to visit the “Palaçio Sotto Mayor” situated almost in the middle of Figueira da Foz, it is a palace which is built by Joaquim Sotto Mayor in the 20th century in the French construction style, by a project of...More

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