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Palacio da Bolsa

Address: Porto, Portugal
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Ranked #6 of 73 Attractions in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

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Hong Kong, China
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is the old Stock Exchange of Portugal, and is still used for official functions nowadays. To visit you have to join a guided tour at the Palacio ticket office, and they run pretty frequently. The highlight of the tour is the Arab Room, the function room laden with gold and with intricate Muslim-influenced designs. An absolute stunner!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

very impressive building, and when you enter inside the building you get amazed by the rich rooms! worth every Euro!

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Abingdon, Maryland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We had a great morning visiting Porto's stock exchange. We arrived just before the museum opened, so we had a private tour. I thought that it was well worth the 7 euro per person to visit. The rooms were beautiful. The Arabian room was what attracted us to the tour. It was beautiful and very ornately decorated. My favorite room... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Every room surpasses the last. The granite carvings are intricate and stupendous - no other word for it. And the Moorish room with its 25 kgs of leaf gold is staggering. The guide was both extremely interesting and knowledgeable and fun! Makes sure that you save money by buying the Sandeman's tour at the same time.

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123 reviews 123 reviews
15 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The building is not so fantastic. However, the Arabe lobby that is worth to be visited. The walls, the furniture, the ceiling are fantastic.

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São Paulo
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is a great palace, definitely worth the visit. You've got to visit it in a guided tour, scheduled times. The rooms are beautiful, if you love architecture, you'll love this place.

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Toronto, Canada
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116 reviews 116 reviews
38 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The Palacio da Bolsa was one of the highlights of my four day visit to Porto. The building is absolutely beautiful with one room more ornate and visually arresting than the next. The guided tour, in English and Spanish (but there are others), was very entertaining and informative. You'll be amazed at the décor--from floor to ceiling. Literally--I attach a... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

It is a true treasure and the halls inside with arab walls are just mesmerisingly stunning! Must see for yourselves!

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13 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We arrived early and had a private tour as there were no others at that time. The guide was knowledgeable about the palace and tried to make it interesting, yet there was not much to it. It was alright but nothing to get excited about. I sort of felt that it was just used as a money maker.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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78 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Also called "the Stock Exchange" building, the tour goes through several different areas and rooms. Highlights include the grand staircase, beautiful mosaic floor, mosaic shields adorning the ceiling, and the majestic Arabian Hall. A very impressive building to see in Porto.

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