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Palacio da Bolsa

Porto, Portugal
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Ranked #8 of 70 Attractions in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Palacio da Bolsa The Palacio da Bolsa is located at Rua de Ferreira Borges and this is the Stock Market Palace. There used to be a Convent of... more »
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Madrid, Spain
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Guided visits (7€) in different languages. There is also a restaurant and a Wine tasting room. Visit+wine tasting: 8.50€. Only Wine-tasting: 2€

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Paris, France
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410 attraction reviews
389 helpful votes 389 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

When you go here make sure you take the time to really look at all the features. It is an amazing Palace, but ensure that you take the tour to get the full history of the place.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Just in the center of Oporto, downtown to the river a very well decorated palace, merits a visit. The gold decoration and the style is fantastic.

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were advised to visit the palace by our walking tour guide and I am glad we did. Our English speaking guide was very good and funny. The interiors are really beautiful and the Arabic room is stunning! A must see.

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Joao Pessoa, PB
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Well thought guided tour, that provides a good glimpse of the history of this building and its history. Rooms are well explored in the explanation and the top attraction is the "Salão Árabe", really impressive. Sometimes tours are made in two different languages altogether, which has the advantage that you have time to take your photos while the guide is... More

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81 reviews 81 reviews
64 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

So the geniuses at this beautiful place decided to make it a Spanish-English tour. Naturally, the tour guide first speaks in Spanish, and then in English. After a few minutes most people are spacing out, and are thinking how much longer this tour will last. We stuck around for maybe 15 minutes, and then decided to wander off on our... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We paid for the tour, because there's no other way around it. One cannot go on their own because it is still a functioning government building. The only negative thing I have to say was about the staff, who should have counted the total number of participants before starting out. We were the only ones there when we signed up,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I'm not really into neo-classic architecture but it is reallly nice. Especially Arabian room. Also they have free Wi-fi. So it's ok. But They have only guided tours, so if You want to visit it you have to wait. And also the guide who does English/French tour is kinda boring. Not telling anything interesting and laughing too much. But generally... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Stunning building and surround area. Great collections of things. Worth visiting. Walking distance to historic churches in the area.

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Top Contributor
257 reviews 257 reviews
149 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A true tribute to Portugese craftsmanship and artistic skill, this lovely building used to be a monestary but later, it was "appropriated" for government use (that is when the glass dome over the monk's courtyard was added). The hand-carved, perfectly fitted granite were all done by local masters in their professions. Wooden inlaid floors look lile Escher-inspired art. The wrought... More

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