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Palacio de Cristal

Rua D. Manuel II, Porto 4050-345, Portugal
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Ranked #22 of 63 attractions in Porto
Type: Parks
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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Hove, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Great place to go and wander round the gardens, amazing views and gorgeous fountains and things to look at. We didn't go in the Palacio de Cristal - I'm not sure what's in there really but the main draw is the surrounding park. Shame we didn't have time to visit the romantic museum

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Eskilstuna, Sweden
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We were never IN the palace, but the park surrounding it, is GREAT. It's HUGE, it has awesome views (many kodak moments), peacocks, flowers, trees and a stone labyrinth for the kids. A must if you're in Porto!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
39 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We only wandered around the park of this place on our way to Mercado Bom Successo. It's a big and pretty park but a bit out the way. Nice to stop in if you're in the area but not worth making a special trip.

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Porto, Portugal
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6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Last tine was there during the camellias season and it was really unforgettable! So many kinds and colors! Really beautiful! If you have time I also recommend to visit The Romantic musiem which is situated at the left sides of the gardens - it's rather small but lovely and has in its collection some nice peaces of furniture and decoration... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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24 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Nice building from outside and far. Unfortunately when you get closer, you realize it is poorly maintained (like all buildings in Portugal). Inside there was some boring book exposition where you can buy books nobody wanted for 5% off. In the garden there is a family of peacocks.

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South Coast of England
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88 reviews 88 reviews
31 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Strange how some buildings are left sad and neglected. There were some hard working gardeners at work but they've got a lot to do. Hardly a palace but an interesting building nonetheless which seems about 50 odd years old but could be wrong. We would have appreciated a history board of some sort . It appears that it is a... More

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Curitiba, PR
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52 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

After one year living in Oporto I must say I never got the chance to get inside the building, since there weren't any events there. The gardens itself are pretty nice and offer a nice city break if you wish so. There are some less exploited areas with a view of the river that are really a must see. Search... More

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