We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Palacio da Bolsa

Porto, Portugal
Improve this listing
90%
Ranked #8 of 77 Attractions in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
Attraction details
Write a Review

783 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    454
    251
    65
    9
    4
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Montreal
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
13 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Coral, Florida
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
56 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We don't generally love having to take the guided tours as they can get a little boring after a while. But, the only way to see most of this building is to take the tour. While the tour is only OK it allows you to see the incredible Arabian room at the end of your visit. For that reason alone,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kevelaer, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

7 Euro´s to visit the palace. Most of the rooms are empty. But you become an impression how it was in the past and now. The last room you, the arabian one, is the most beautiful one. The quide tell you everything in English en French. I think what she or he tells, you can find it in every tourist... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Coogee, Australia
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

There aren't a huge number of sites to see in Porto but please skip this one. The staff at the front were rude from the start (to our native Portuguese friend as well!), and the 'tour' is way overpriced. Our english speaking guide couldn't actually speak english that well so was very hard to understand her. The Arabian room at... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amposta, Spain
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

La visita vale la pena, el palacio es precioso y las guías muy buenas, pero el precio es demasiado caro. The visit worth it, the palace is beautiful and the guides were excellent, but the price is too much.

Was this review helpful? Yes
gloucestershire
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Funny tour . You weren't allowed to deviate and although the guide was good it was hard to understand due to the acoustics the Arabic room is amazing !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

When you see the Palacio da Bolsa from the outside, it looks a bit boring. But that should not stop you. It is a beautiful place. It is also very good that you have a guide with you who tells you all about it and he even asks for questions. It has many rooms and it is amazing that all... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
COLOMBIA
Top Contributor
300 reviews 300 reviews
107 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

It was originally the Portugal stock exchange. It is a beautifully decorated building woth taking the tour.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We visited this beautiful building because it was raining, but it is a really wonderful place to visit, (need to book tour as in different languages) with lots of history and a wonderful surprise at the end of the tour - the AMAZING ballroom,

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Palacio da Bolsa also viewed

 

Been to Palacio da Bolsa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing