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Palacio da Bolsa

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Address: Porto, Portugal
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Well preserved historical building

Guided tours every half hour. Tours in english/french or portuguese/spanish. Closes during lunch time (sesta/siesta).

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Brasilia, DF
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Brasilia, DF
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Guided tours every half hour. Tours in english/french or portuguese/spanish. Closes during lunch time (sesta/siesta).

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Walking by this building you'd never suspect what an incredible treasure it is. It all started with an extremely chatty encounter with one of the enthusiastic Guides which prompted the purchase of two tickets. The Tour is great-lots of interesting historical details woven with a little playful humor. Standing in the main hall (former Stock Exchange) you begin to get... More 

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Zaragoza, Spain
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I never thought this could be so interesting, thanks to our guide of course. They offered guided visits in several languages. We also had dinner in the restaurant O comercial previous night so we got a 3,5 euros discount for the entrance ticket.

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Romford, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you have some time, book yourself in a guided tour of this beautiful and interesting building. It is definitely a worthwhile experience as the Palacio da Bolsa is very near the Sao Francisco Church and the Douro river with its interesting shops, coffee places and restaurants.

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Bradfordwoods, PA
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We enjoyed this tour, which was given in both English and Spanish. The building is beautiful and there is some amazing furniture and artwork. Most spectacular is the Arab room, which they save for the end of the tour. Tours are very frequent, and the language of the tour will depend on who gets there first (kind of strange but... More 

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Cadiz, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Judging from the outside one would not expect to find this building really worth a visit. I pasted by this building for several years on different visits to Porto before visiting the Stock Exchange Palace. It's not a palace and not a stock exchange but it is a demonstration of the commerce and commercial pride so much a part of... More 

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Confines of Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This building and tour is a great attraction in old Porto. The tour guide was very professional and spoke several different languages, providing an informative tour for both the French and English folks in our little group. The building was built in the middle 1800s to early 1900s as the stock exchange "palace" where business could be conducted. When we... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

do the guide visit. there are interesting details on the court rooms, a chandelier, a arabian room .

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Lisbon, Portugal
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The building has beatiful rooms to visit. It is worth popping in and having a look. Ask to see the Arab room (Salão Árabe) the most beatiful one. If you only see one room, that needs to be the one.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The Arab Hall is a unique and exclusive piece, universally recognized as the crown jewel and the most emblematic of all the rooms of the "Palacio da Bolsa", embodying the ultimate expression of neomourisca art in Portugal. Inspired by the Alhambra Palace in Granada, this impressive hall, many also call Noble, for their obvious signs of abundance and opulence, produces... More 

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