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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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A great place to walk in stunning gardens

A great place to take kids to wander around on a sunny day. Plenty of gardens and waterworks to run through and some wildlife to see...

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Charles C
Montolieu, France

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Montolieu, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great place to take kids to wander around on a sunny day. Plenty of gardens and waterworks to run through and some wildlife to see...

Thank Charles C
Norfolk England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The building itself is tired & run down but the walk to get there was pleasant. It is set inside a park which is a haven for joggers & is in the art museum district. A quiet retreat away from the hustle & bustle of the city.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited this park on a tour by 'The Worst Tours' and its a lovely place to be on a sunny day. Its a nice park dominated by green domed exhibition hall that was apparently built for Hockey matches. It stands on the site of the original Crystal Palace that looked remarkably the one in South London. The park itself... More 

Thank Rusty B
Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It´s the most central park in Porto. Quite big, with lovely alleys, views of the river Douro, a modern public library at the north entrance, and peacocks wondering around. The "mushroom", as Porto habitants call it, is a multiuse pavillion. It substitutes the old Crystal Palace that was destroyed in the 1950s. The gardens are well kept, with very different... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Did not go inside, no one was around but had a nice park and plants in the gardens. People were just sitting on the park benches

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's worth a visit just for the gardens. Didn't go inside so can't comment on it. The gardens are large and very impressive. Lots of photo opportuinites of the gardens and the city. Never seen so many water features in one location! Is a bit of a walk to get there but buses stop outside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice park to roam around on a nice day. When you get to the bottom of the park you will see a nice view of the Douro river and town of Gaia.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting idea, but not the palace - the gardens make the difference (my score refers to the palace). A lovely place to relax, rather than have sightseeing, offering great spots for observation of the Duoro river.

Thank Jan V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We happened to visit on a Monday when the building itself is closed to the public. However, the gardens which stretch over a couple of acres are beautiful. They are historic in places but are extremely picturesque and offer stunning views over the town and river Douro. There are some lovely shaded walks and picnic areas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

When i was there, the building was closed, but outside there were a lot of fabulous places. Very very beautifull plans, roses. A lot of peacock, ducks and other birds. People there were so relaxed. I enjoyed everything there.

Thank Akvile K

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