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“Great chilling spot” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Palacio de Cristal

Palacio de Cristal
Rua D. Manuel II, Porto 4050-345, Portugal
225 430 360
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Ranked #22 of 64 attractions in Porto
Type: Parks
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Porto, Portugal
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91 reviews 91 reviews
67 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Great chilling spot”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Porto's Crystal Palace, a replica of London's, was demolished to give way to the Rosa Mota Pavillion, a sports facility that bears the name of a famous Porto marathoner and Gold-medal winner. The name Palacio de Cristal came to designate the area including the pavillion, the gardens and some buildings around. Although the gardens are a bit mistreated, they are a great spot for a pic-nic or a relaxing walk, and you can get marvellous sights of the river and Gaia,.

Visited October 2012
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“a beautiful garden”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We were suprised with the views on the Douro, they are incredible, it is an english inspired garden, full of peacocks and flowers.

Visited May 2013
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Tallinn, Estonia
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17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“The dome is not the palace!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

All that's left of the palacio de cristal is the balconies and the park. The dome, which is in the park, is not the palace! If you don't expect an actual palace, the experience is better. I have gone there to have picnics and to read under a tree. Great place to relax, especially with kids. As a local person told me a lot of families go there with their kids but I have seen plenty of young people hanging around there just by themselves, studying, or with friends, so not a problem if you don't have kids and they don't disturb you as the park is big.

Also good to know that there are bathrooms in the park.

Visited May 2013
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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Not A Sight to Visit”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Not a sight to visit, just worthy of viewing far away. The park was nice but you may find many ones likewise or better in Europe.

Visited March 2013
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Porto, Portugal
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Stunning views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Had a picnic there today and enjoyed gorgeous views. Great for kids as peacocks and ducks and lovely to wander around.

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