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

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Belvedere with gorgeous views over the Douro river

The Crystal Palace Gardens are part of the park that also includes the Porto Romantic Museum, that shows the interior of the house of a wealthy bourgeoisie of 19th century, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Average park really Nice views cooling atmosphere The building are tired and the WC is rank! Hand gel essential It's ok if you are passing!

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cairo - egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Crystal Palace Gardens are part of the park that also includes the Porto Romantic Museum, that shows the interior of the house of a wealthy bourgeoisie of 19th century, and the Port Wine Museum. Not only the different gardens and spaces are a remarkable example of the gardens during the Romantic period, but they also are a terrific belvedere... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Not sure what to expect when we got there but the gardens were lovely and the views too. The domed building is not open. Plenty of paths to wander or grass to sit on. No fee so come and go as you please.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Not sure this is worth the visit but if you want to relax and enjoy the gardens it has to offer then I would recommended it...

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Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

It is a very relaxing place to visit with magnificent view points to the river and the sea. Beautiful plants, gardens, statues and has an excellent library were one finds all subjects

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This place was just 15 minutes walk from the hotel and it was a nice day so I decided to visit. The park is beautiful and has peacocks wandering around which are totally unfazed by people! The views of the fountains and gardens are beautiful and there's also great views of the river too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It looks awesome from Torre dos Clerigos, but Its just OK for me. Although the grass and park itself need a lot of maintenance, its still pretty and there are lots of gorgeous peacocks walking around. You also get some nice places to take pictures from. I went there because it looks very prominent from Torre dos clerigos (go there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Palacio building is very bad, the only thing worth visiting it is its gardens , where you have a beautiful view on the river Douro

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Was disappointed to find that the Crystal Palace was actually a big green dome of a sports centre, but what a treat the gardens were! Multi-layered and very peaceful, the park is used and accessible by all. Running, jogging, children playing, peace, tranquility and peacocks! Families, couples, people seeking enlightenment - everyone seemed to find some space to be comfortable... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We wanted to see this UFO-like structure only to find that it's a 'abandoned' place where it's impossible to get in. The view from that park is quite nice. however, it's not easy to access it and we have to walk quite a lot. not really worth the time in my opinion.

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Address: Rua D. Manuel II, Porto 4050-345, Portugal
Phone Number: 225 430 360
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto

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