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The Palace of Portuguese Kings, an authentic royal fairy tale castle in an enchanted forest.

The Bussaco Palace has all the features of a dreamer’s “romantic palace” - set in the heart of the glorious Bussaco National Park, high on a hill, and resplendent in its decorative Manueline-Gothic architecture, this legendary Palace was built for the last King of Portugal in 1885, converted into a deluxe hotel in 1917, and is nowadays one of the most beautiful and historic hotels in the world.

Here you will enjoy the unique experience of staying in a veritable royal palace surrounded by formal gardens in the centre of the magnificent woods, formed by 250 acres of centuries old walled ‘Bos Sacrum ´planted by the ecologically minded Order of the Barefoot Carmelites in the 17th century, as a holy hermitage dedicated to withdrawal and uplift.


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