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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 #26 of 69 Attractions in Porto
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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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106 reviews 106 reviews
77 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
97 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
37 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The big round building is run down and deserted, except for an occasional trade show. The gardens are somewhat maintained, and there are still nice views of the river, but the many fountains are all dead - full of dirty rainwater and algae, and the rest rooms are not maintained. This is now a semi-natural area for locals to sit... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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168 reviews 168 reviews
37 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This park reminded me of run down city parks of late Soviet period: mysterious rusty futuristic structures, unkempt paths, disgusting toilets, a big chunk of the park simply fenced off for no apparent reason. Full of cryptic and misleading signs pointing at random directions. We tried to use them to find the tempting "jardim das aromaticas" to no avail, and... More 

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