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Palacio da Bolsa

Porto, Portugal
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Ranked #8 of 60 attractions in Porto
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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Porto, Portugal
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

It's really special place which was build & used as a Chamber of Commerce. Normally it's a half an hour guided visit when you have a chance to "touch" a history of Portugal and see the magnificent examples of decoration! Really beautiful and impressive! And don't pass the Arab hall - it's something special! :)

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87 reviews 87 reviews
67 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Very impressive building. Shows you all the background and understanding of the area of the douro valley - The river, the port wine, navigation, administrative structure of the area and so on. highly recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The write-ups on this place glowed, so I was keen to visit. After having done so, I was a bit disappointed. It is relatively expensive (7 Euros) for a half-hour tour, with commentaries in Portuguese and (fairly limited) English. Not being able to take photos was another and significant negative. My highlight was the last room visited, the Arabian Hall,... More

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Getxo, Spain
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Very nice visit to this place. Quite expensive but affordable if visiting other monuments with the PortoCard.

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Oeiras, Portugal
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114 reviews 114 reviews
17 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Everything within Palacio da Bolsa is amazing. Even if you don't have too much time in Porto, this is a key place to go. Nearby there are a lot of restaurants, zona ribeirinha (Douro river), Sao Francisco church and Alfandega (all walking distance)

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
55 attraction reviews
613 helpful votes 613 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The former Stock Exchange building is just up the hill from the Ribeira waterfront. Construction began in 1842 (on site of old Sao Francisco monastery). You can enter the building without paying, but will only see the wonderful rooms on the half hour tour- our tour guide was excellent, giving clear descriptions in both English & Spanish. There is a... More

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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This is the business center of Porto and the tour is great, it explains the history and the reason why this place is so opulent, it is really worth it and different from other buildings we visited.

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Altogether you see - the main entrance hall, a courtroom, a small press room, ballroom - all are average, wood paneled rooms. The only marvelous room is the Arabian Room but visitors can only see it standing at one end (cannot go all the way into it). At 7 Euros I thought it was really not worth it. The tour... More

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

The Palacio da Bolsa is a uniue example of how to keep older buildings and traditions alive in the 21st century. This old Stock Excahnge building is still used by local professional bodies as well as for civic events. The history is fascinating and the guides certainly know their stuff. I was dissapointed by the very tight constrainys on photography,... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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161 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

It is definitely worth your while to book a tour at the Palacio da Bolsa. It is only 5 Euros and children are free. Plan ahead. Book the tour then go down to the water or go to the church around the corner. The tour lasts 30 minutes. This is mostly due to the fact that at certain times the... More

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