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Palacio de Cristal

Rua D. Manuel II, Porto 4050-345, Portugal
225 430 360
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Ranked #24 of 70 attractions in Porto
Type: Parks
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London, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The grounds are very romantic, ranging from pristine gardens to rugged woodland paths. The peacocks roaming the park, ponds, and tended gardens are wonderful, especially when the afternoon sun hits the parks at such an angle to create beautiful lighting amongst the trees, but the icing on this cake is the views across the Douro River to Vila Nova de... More

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England
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The current crystal palace isn't the most beautiful of buildings, but the extensive park and gardens are very pretty. There is also a useful children's playground here. We enjoyed the park and would recommend it. Just one word of warning - we were hoping to walk along the river Douro from the bottom of the park, but there was no... More

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Porto
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It´s a great opportunity to relax, the gardens around the palace are simply gorgeous and well maintained, so have a walk and look around. The view of Porto city from there is breathtaking and really worth it.

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Vancouver, Canada
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85 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

If you are from a city with an outstanding park or gardens you will be underwhelmed. It is well kept and they have some peacocks walking about and some perched in trees. It's a nice break from being a tourist, but a short break at best.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
51 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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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