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  • Palace Hotel of Buçaco
    Palace Hotel of Buçaco

    Despite its appearance, the Palace do Buçaco is not actually a contemporary of Portugal's other Manueline style masterpieces. Set on a hill top in the National Forest of Buçaco work on building the palace only began in 1888.

    The site of the palace was an old Carmelite convent and it was intended to be used as a residence for Queen Maria Pia, wife of King Luís I. However, shortly after its completion in 1907 Portugal became a republic and the palace was handed over to the state. At this time the decision was made to turn the palace...



Luso travel guide »

This small town just north of Coimbra is famous for one thing in particular: water. Agua de Luso is synonymous with good quality mineral water in Portugal, and thousands of bottles of this precious liquid are consumed...