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Palacio da Bolsa

Address: Porto, Portugal
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Ranked #10 of 133 things to do in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

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Porto, Portugal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
6 attraction reviews
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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117 reviews 117 reviews
65 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
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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Porto, Portugal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is one of my favorite places in Porto. If you came to visit Porto, this is one of the places you can't miss. There you can know the history of one building that it was a stock market of Porto, and it was built to accommodate the Associação Comercial do Porto The construction it was brilliant and represents the... More 

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Paris, France
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

As you must join a tour to see this imposing and grand building you really can't set your own pace. Most of it is not so interesting, but most worthwhile is the Arab Room, the last item on the tour. It is a marvellous presentation hall decorated in the Arabic style and took about 20 years to complete in the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The stockmarket palace is very glamorous, one of those places to stop to appreciate the magesty on it. It has a very good, also expensive restaurant, that is totally worth it!

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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119 reviews 119 reviews
34 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Well worth a visit. You need to join a tour, which are given in different languages. A tour takes around 45 minutes. Get there time, make a reservation and (for example) visit the Francisco church before your tour starts. You will see some beautiful rooms in this old exchange building. Taking pictures is not allowed, but tolerated anyway.

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Barcelona, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We have entered the Palacio da Bolsa just before noon and for free. Nobody actually stop us to ask for a ticket so we just wandered around the rooms and said hello to the cleaning ladies. The rooms have some treasures, but in overall it seems like the whole Porto theme: an empty shell that is on the verge of... More 

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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

They only allow guided tours because the place is still used for administrative meetings of the city's municipality. So you have to pay a substantial fee and the only breathtaking place you see is the Arab room. All the rest are just pompous rooms with painted ceilings and heavy wooden furniture. It's not like it's Louvre or Versailles. Our guide... More 

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Chicago
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Palacio da Bolsa was the center of trade in Porto until the 1990s. It's not a huge place but the the tour will take about an hour because they are usually in two languages (ours was in English and Spanish, with the same guide providing both commentaries). It's definitely worth stopping in because of the Palacio's historical role, the... More 

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