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Palacio de Cristal

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Address: Rua D. Manuel II, Porto 4050-345, Portugal
Phone Number: 225 430 360

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Amazing views from every angle!

Was disappointed to find that the Crystal Palace was actually a big green dome of a sports centre, but what a treat the gardens were! Multi-layered and very peaceful, the park is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

It looks awesome from Torre dos Clerigos, but Its just OK for me. Although the grass and park itself need a lot of maintenance, its still pretty and there are lots of gorgeous peacocks walking around. You also get some nice places to take pictures from. I went there because it looks very prominent from Torre dos clerigos (go there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Palacio building is very bad, the only thing worth visiting it is its gardens , where you have a beautiful view on the river Douro

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Was disappointed to find that the Crystal Palace was actually a big green dome of a sports centre, but what a treat the gardens were! Multi-layered and very peaceful, the park is used and accessible by all. Running, jogging, children playing, peace, tranquility and peacocks! Families, couples, people seeking enlightenment - everyone seemed to find some space to be comfortable... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We wanted to see this UFO-like structure only to find that it's a 'abandoned' place where it's impossible to get in. The view from that park is quite nice. however, it's not easy to access it and we have to walk quite a lot. not really worth the time in my opinion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This park is only a half hour walk or so out of Porto, right on the edge of the Douro. Ignoring the concrete sports hall in the middle, we enjoyed the gardens, but found them in need of a little attention. Perhaps they have been hit by austerity measures, as after all there is no entrance fee so upkeep must... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The park deserves a 4 , while the Crystal Place building, which is usally closed doesnt rate more than a 2. The park needed more maintance, but the gardens were very nice inspite of that. We saw 2 of the peacocks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Wow this park has it all. Beautiful la escapes, fabulous gardens, lovely walks and romantic settings all with drop dead gorgeous views.

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Really beautiful area to walk around and get some amazing views along the river of the city. Even saw the resident peacock! The "palace" looked out of place though.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Forget the building it seemed disused and in need of some TLC but the gardens are most definitely looked after and there are several look out points to discover around the gardens which offer stunning views of the river Douro and some of its famous 6 bridges. The rose garden smelled lovely when we visited and there were peacocks wandering... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The gardens are so beautiful!But the place in general needs maintenance... But At the end I think it is worth the time to visit it!

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Address: Address: Rua D. Manuel II, Porto 4050-345, Portugal
Phone Number: 225 430 360
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto

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