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Palacio de Cristal

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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This a a big park in the City, a lot of shade to rest, but be careful not to be fool by the map. Most of the map shown the park from one street at north through the park to another street at south, but this park can only be access from the north, south side are blocked by private... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A really nice garden and a breath taking wiew over the city. Romance is in the air in the many beautiful corners and details of this garden. You can almost feel the glory of the old dance partys once organiced here.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went there to see the sunset, what an amazing experience! There was a free jazz concert, we strolled through this beautiful place, found an incredible view point to the river, just lovely!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We walked around the garden and around the Palace. Beautiful view and very armospheric place. Didn't go in. The main building needs a renovation though (like so many other ones too in this city).

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

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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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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