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Palacio de Cristal

Rua D. Manuel II, Porto 4050-345, Portugal
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Ranked #23 of 65 attractions in Porto
Type: Parks
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Lovely gardens with superb views. I didn't go in the building but the garden was excellent. it was just a 30min walk from the Tiara Park hotel where i was staying, Anyone who enjoys scenic views and photography would love this garden.

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St. Asaph, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

After a long walk to visit this building we were disappointed to see that it was closed and in need of repair,it is such a shame that the authorities have left this once iconic building to get into such a poor state. The grounds are worth a visit with great views over the Doura if you are in that area... More

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Paris, France
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43 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The gardens are beyond amazing and you can get some of the best views of Oporto from there. Perfectly romantic and full of hidden gems. The pavillion is usually closed and has nothing interesting to it, besides its cool architecture.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Beautiful garden to relax and meditate. There is a great view of the Douro River and Gaia. It has a family of peacocks calming strolling through the well designed garden.

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Portugal
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Worth the visit for its gardens, especially if it is a warm day and you like sightseeing (you can get a great view of the river bank from there). The building is in a dreadful state, you do not need to go near it.

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Matosinhos, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

In the gardens of the Palacio de Cristal you can either take a look at Oporto's river and it's surroundings from a privileged point of view; take a walk through it's garden paths while looking out for their most famous habitants, the peacocks; or even enjoy a picnic while engaging in both former activities. One of my favourite spots in... More

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Hove, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Great place to go and wander round the gardens, amazing views and gorgeous fountains and things to look at. We didn't go in the Palacio de Cristal - I'm not sure what's in there really but the main draw is the surrounding park. Shame we didn't have time to visit the romantic museum

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Eskilstuna, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We were never IN the palace, but the park surrounding it, is GREAT. It's HUGE, it has awesome views (many kodak moments), peacocks, flowers, trees and a stone labyrinth for the kids. A must if you're in Porto!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We only wandered around the park of this place on our way to Mercado Bom Successo. It's a big and pretty park but a bit out the way. Nice to stop in if you're in the area but not worth making a special trip.

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Last tine was there during the camellias season and it was really unforgettable! So many kinds and colors! Really beautiful! If you have time I also recommend to visit The Romantic musiem which is situated at the left sides of the gardens - it's rather small but lovely and has in its collection some nice peaces of furniture and decoration... More

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