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Staying in a Portuguese Palace

  • July 27, 2013 - 2:00 AM

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Pestana Palace: The rooms are spacious with serious interior design at this spot, part of the Leading Hotels of the World group. The grounds should inspire many explorations. Doubles from about $272 (www.startribune.com/a2379).

Pousada de Obidos: Most of the rooms in the castle are relatively small, but you may be inspired to don a suit of armor and boil some oil to pour over the battlements. Doubles from $270 (www.star tribune.com/a2378).

To learn more: Portuguese National Tourist Office (1-646-723-0200 [dial 3 for tourism]; www.visitportugal.com).

Alice Short

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