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

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Beautiful gardens

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Basel, Switzerland
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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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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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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The huge gardens around the Crystal Palace are simply magnificent. If you can, get a sunny afternoon with your loved one or family and enjoy the beautiful views of the Douro river and rest harbor town, through all that well cared for nature, A must see!

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Ferragudo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Although the gardens were well maintained and lovely to stroll through, the actual Palace did not look in a very good state. It was also closed to the public

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Landstuhl, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Gardens are lovely. Only 2 exit / entrances found both same street. Peacocks, sea gulls, ducks. Library with art exhibit. Old sports complex still used for a concert

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Roeselare, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The building was kind of intriguing so we decided to check it out. We were surprised by the huge gardens in different levels which are surrounding the building. Make sure to take a stroll through these gardens and enjoy the view of the river. Very beautiful and clean. The building itself is not that spectacular. It looks rather old and... More 

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

The surrounding gardens and green space are the real attraction. Pretty meandering paths leading to intricate formal gardens, fountains, nice views over the river and Porto. The Dome itself is interesting architecture but in my opinion not reason enough to check it out but walking around and exploring the interesting pockets are certainly worthwhile. The garden visually peaks in Spring... More 

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