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

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Beautiful gardens

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Landstuhl, Germany
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Landstuhl, Germany
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207 reviews 207 reviews
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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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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Nice gardens and free to visit, but a little way out. The large dome is a sports complex and largely closed to the public. Not recommended

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I agree with the reviews about the Palacio. We went in but didn't need to stay long. The gardens, ponds, statues and views are definitely the best part of the visit. With each turn there were new things to discover. Although it wasn't the best time to see all the plants in full bloom you could tell that in a... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

While I cannot say much about the building, the gardens are amazing and extensive. Every time I thought I had seen it all I kept finding more of its hidden corners. Completely different from the usual structured European gardens but beautiful none the less. In addition the gardens provide amazing views over the city and the river. It is also... More 

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We went there on lazy weekend afternoon and it was a very peaceful experience. Quite corners of the adjoining gardens provide serenity, great views over the river and city, shadow and even fun spots for kids. Loved it!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Beautiful garden with peasant walking around. Unique! One has opened the tail! See my picture! Great plants, cute little bridge, most enjoyable.

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Papendrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The 'palace' itself is not what you go for when you visit the place. The sports hall in the middle is barely even worth looking at. It's the garden you come for, and those are definitely worth the time. The gardens of the palace are large and diverse, and some points offer gorgeous views over the Douro and Ponte de... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

When you enter the Parque of Palacio de Cristal you are amazed by the wonderful gardens and the sun shining on them... Wonderful. I wish I could come here every day

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