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Raio Palace

Rua do Raio 383 | São José de São Lázaro, Braga 4710-923, Portugal
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Beautiful urban palace

It was a scorching June afternoon that took me here in my strolling around Braga almost by chance... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
southerntraveller49
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Andalucia, Spain
Beautiful building

This was one of our favourite buildings in Braga, the blue tiles on the outside are very beautiful... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
cmbreuer2016
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Queensland, Australia
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Rua do Raio 383 | São José de São Lázaro, Braga 4710-923, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a scorching June afternoon that took me here in my strolling around Braga almost by chance, I was yearning for a cool place to rest for a little while. The palace -also known as Casa do Mexicano- has a cute façade and it...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

This was one of our favourite buildings in Braga, the blue tiles on the outside are very beautiful and it’s free.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

The outside is the most spectacular however it is worth going inside for a view of the staircase. It is free. Close by on the same street are the roman ruins so check these out too.

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

The blue tiles really stand out on this building - both inside and out. I believe the museum is free - I was able to enter on a walking tour. The most interesting items were the small painted statues with pieces of bone set into...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Nicely decorated palace with the traditional blue tiles on the facade. Free entrance inside to have a look at different expositions. When we went there were statues of saints containing parts of their allegedly original bones!

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

This building was celebrating a anniversary of 500 years. it is free to walk around the museum and a cool place out of the sun

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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Good place to drink wine, there is good nature around. So would go there again later at Braga Portugal I have been working with other people at Braga Portugal and having fun with

Thank Ivar Z
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Otherwise known as The House of the Mexican, built in 1754-55 is stunningly beautiful in its purple glory. It is cited that this main door and balcony are the finest examples of BRAGA civil architecture. Easily accessible on a through traffic side street! Vicki Sydney...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

Beautiful building containing a small and rather unassuming collection of religious art (of which there are many in Portugal, so I discovered!)

Thank Jurgen B
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

It began as a Palace but now houses a hospital and is being fully restored to it's former glory. It is well worth a visit and there is a museum open to the public (free) with historic medical implements on show and a full history...More

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