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Palacio de Cristal

Address: Rua D. Manuel II, Porto 4050-345, Portugal
Phone Number: 225 430 360
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Ranked #37 of 131 things to do in Porto
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 attraction reviews
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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77 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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153 reviews 153 reviews
128 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
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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Kent, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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135 helpful votes 135 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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8 attraction reviews
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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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