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Palacio de Cristal

Rua D. Manuel II, Porto 4050-345, Portugal
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Ranked #26 of 77 Attractions in Porto
Type: Parks, Cultural
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Kent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Having walked up the hill from the river the Palacio and grounds were a little disappointing. There was a pond with ducks, peacocks and a chicken around the café for a bit of interest. The building was unkempt, but the views over the river and the peace in the grounds would make it worthwhile on a sunny day. Not sure... More

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Pontevedra Province, Spain
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102 reviews 102 reviews
31 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We had a nice long walk to get to this place and it was shut , the gardens are ok but nothing spectacular, there are better places to visit.

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Yerevan, Yerevan, Armenia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is a very big and nice park. I guess you may have walk there about 2 hours and still you won't see everything. You may enjoy many nice view of Douro river.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The best view in Porto! I was travelling alone, and for those who like to have your own time, just to relax and enjoy nice views this is the place! From there you can see the Douro river and the bridge, with a nice atmosphere and no noise!

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The big round building is run down and deserted, except for an occasional trade show. The gardens are somewhat maintained, and there are still nice views of the river, but the many fountains are all dead - full of dirty rainwater and algae, and the rest rooms are not maintained. This is now a semi-natural area for locals to sit... More

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Moscow, Russia
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167 reviews 167 reviews
36 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This park reminded me of run down city parks of late Soviet period: mysterious rusty futuristic structures, unkempt paths, disgusting toilets, a big chunk of the park simply fenced off for no apparent reason. Full of cryptic and misleading signs pointing at random directions. We tried to use them to find the tempting "jardim das aromaticas" to no avail, and... More

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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71 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

It is an interesting dome around which are some gardens. They are not spectacular but they are peaceful. There were some peacocks with their babies which was a first for me. Plus there was a book fair which I think has been there for most of the summer and seems to attract Portuguese families with small children, who were having... More

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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3 attraction reviews
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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