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Palacio de Cristal

Rua D. Manuel II, Porto 4050-345, Portugal
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Ranked #22 of 71 Attractions in Porto
Type: Parks
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Not sure what was I expecting - something grand? Disappointed as original building now demolished but lovely views across to the Port Houses, fab gardens and more peacocks than I have ever seen

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

And excellent place to walk and enjoy the amazing view... It is an amazing romantic place to take beautiful photos to the river and Arrabida bridge.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was a nice park to walk around. There were restrooms. We didn't get to go into the actual building (it was closed - not sure of the hours - there are no signs) but the gardens were really pretty. There were lots of peacocks walking around. There are public restrooms and the views of the river were gorgeous. There... More

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The gardens and the views are amazing ! Forget the pavillion ! People should know that the true and real " Palácio de Cristal ( The Crystal Palace) was demolished in the 1950´s. A huge crime against this city !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I suggest that people go and see this park. The building is old and not well kept. The park has an amazing view to the river. One can also see peacocks.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Ok so the building is not the most modern anymore...it must have been quite interesting once..but the surrounding park grounds are well worth the visit and the walk. Great views of Porto and the Douro from different view points. Plenty of locals having their pick-nicks in the park and plenty of families with children walking around the park but also... More

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The grounds are very romantic, ranging from pristine gardens to rugged woodland paths. The peacocks roaming the park, ponds, and tended gardens are wonderful, especially when the afternoon sun hits the parks at such an angle to create beautiful lighting amongst the trees, but the icing on this cake is the views across the Douro River to Vila Nova de... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The current crystal palace isn't the most beautiful of buildings, but the extensive park and gardens are very pretty. There is also a useful children's playground here. We enjoyed the park and would recommend it. Just one word of warning - we were hoping to walk along the river Douro from the bottom of the park, but there was no... More

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Porto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It´s a great opportunity to relax, the gardens around the palace are simply gorgeous and well maintained, so have a walk and look around. The view of Porto city from there is breathtaking and really worth it.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

If you are from a city with an outstanding park or gardens you will be underwhelmed. It is well kept and they have some peacocks walking about and some perched in trees. It's a nice break from being a tourist, but a short break at best.

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