Jardins do Palacio de Cristal

Jardins do Palacio de Cristal

Jardins do Palacio de Cristal
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  • Jay C
    Colchester, United Kingdom11 contributions
    Beautiful garden with vista over the Douro river
    Beautiful park overlooking the Douro river from Porto over to Gaia. Lovely place to stroll around and take in the scenery. In March many flowers and trees were in full bloom and the scents were in the air. Great place for quiet during the week and family picnics at the weekend.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written March 26, 2023
  • Mark S
    3 contributions
    Wonderful park
    The gardens were a highlight of our time in Porto. The gardens are beautiful and clean and it was lovely to stroll around and watching the peacocks and other animals wandering the park. There are many fine viewing points overlooking the Duoro river and Porto.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 18, 2023
  • Fietsen1
    Encinitas, California536 contributions
    Smokers ruin everything
    Such a beautiful park with birds everywhere. Peacocks strutting around the gardens with such grandeur. Gorgeous flowers everywhere. Sadly, you can't escape the disgusting cigarette smoke that permeates the gardens. I mean seriously, you can't wait an hour and smoke outside the park? Such a childish and vile habit!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 15, 2023
  • Pioneer790440
    24 contributions
    Excellent , but not many access points
    Stunning views across the river, and welcome green area . The only entrances seem to be on R.do Dom Manual II , on the north side. It’s an unexpectedly long walk around the outside if you walk up from the Ribiera district
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 18, 2023
  • davek01
    Chatham, United Kingdom46 contributions
    Lovely escape from the crowds
    Really enjoyed our trip to Porto and lots of interesting and beautiful things to look around. After a few days however when the crowds and the queues start to get a bit much a pleasant 20 minute walk to these gardens was just right. Excellent view points, varied and well kept gardens, as mentioned before roosters, geese and peacocks galore and lots of clean well kept benches to watch them from. Only creatures to spoil the atmosphere were a few nuisance influencers clogging up viewpoints for interminable photo shots (10 minutes + for example at the top of the tower) until a number of us lost patience and joined in with the session
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 24, 2023
  • VeneraV
    Dronten, The Netherlands119 contributions
    Beautiful park
    We visited the gardens on our last day in Porto after we dropped luggage at the metro station lockers. It was a peaceful but very hot day, so sitting on a bench under the trees and watching different birds was relaxing. Because we were quite tired we didn't walk through the entire garden. Maybe in the summer it's more lavish with flowers but in October most of them are gone. But that doesn't make it less beautiful and interesting.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 20, 2023
  • owen e
    5 contributions
    A Neglected Asset of Importance
    Built 170 years ago for a World Expo, these are terrific mature gardens with a mix of French designed structure and English woods like gardens. A surprising number of non native species. Great river views. This was built to impress and it does. the Portuguese do not really understand marketing gardens as tourism assets. There are few labels, there is only one entrance which limits its utility as a through fare to the river and toilets are difficult to find.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 24, 2023
  • Yarnac
    Carrickfergus, United Kingdom157 contributions
    Peaceful gardens to walk around
    Lovely rustic gardens to walk around. Lots of peacocks chickens etc happily wandering around. Okay not the most well kept gardens but just a beautiful place to walk around. When you get to the far end of the walk you can get some beautiful views over the river and looking towards Gaia. Didn’t seem massively over run with tourists either. Still too many people taking too many posed pictures in front of the actual views.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 22, 2024
  • Sophie
    Portugal1 contribution
    Beautiful and romantic garden
    Beautiful and romantic garden, surrounded by nature and wild life. Here you can just enjoy the most beautiful sunset in Porto or just relax and breathe some fresh air. It's a must see for sure when visiting Porto!!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 27, 2024
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Jane S
15 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
We found out that this does have nice gardens to walk round and building does look like part of a Star Trek set. Please note it’s a music venue now so you can’t go inside. It’s the superbock arena.
Written February 22, 2020
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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK5,865 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
It was a lovely place to wander around on a sunny day. The flower beds and flowering bushes were good. Lots of statues about. We didn't got near the building, there were lots of young women waiting to get a view of someone there.
There are gardens of different styles spread around, especially near the viewing areas on the side facing the river.
Written April 2, 2022
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owen e
5 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Built 170 years ago for a World Expo, these are terrific mature gardens with a mix of French designed structure and English woods like gardens. A surprising number of non native species. Great river views. This was built to impress and it does.
the Portuguese do not really understand marketing gardens as tourism assets. There are few labels, there is only one entrance which limits its utility as a through fare to the river and toilets are difficult to find.
Written October 24, 2023
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Rita
Porto, Portugal88 contributions
Jun 2021
Been here the first time 2 months ago.
1. The place is easy to find on google maps. You just need to follow the direction. It is free to enter to the park.
2. The place is quite big.
3. You can walk around the arena with a beautiful view from the park. The park is so big and pretty. You can see some flowers and animals too.
4. They provide a tour for you to walk on top of the arena. You just need to contact the worker there. You can see Porto from the top of it. I am not sure how much you need to pay, I lost the paper.
5. They need to clean better in some parts of the park.
6. Wear your mask and keep a physical distance from other visitors.
7. The garden has many different parts for you to explore. There are many kinds of flowers that blossom. It looks so beautiful. You can find phoenix too if you are lucky.
8. This park is good to go for picnic with our kids.
Written November 2, 2021
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Sophie
Portugal1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
Beautiful and romantic garden, surrounded by nature and wild life. Here you can just enjoy the most beautiful sunset in Porto or just relax and breathe some fresh air. It's a must see for sure when visiting Porto!!
Written January 27, 2024
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Hooray H
London, UK2,257 contributions
Sep 2020
This place looks a little strange but it's a hidden treasure. We took a look around it once & were pleasantly surprised. Apart from the cozy garden it has extensive grounds & a really spectacular view of the City & river.
Well worth it.
Written March 24, 2021
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davek01
Chatham, UK46 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Really enjoyed our trip to Porto and lots of interesting and beautiful things to look around. After a few days however when the crowds and the queues start to get a bit much a pleasant 20 minute walk to these gardens was just right. Excellent view points, varied and well kept gardens, as mentioned before roosters, geese and peacocks galore and lots of clean well kept benches to watch them from. Only creatures to spoil the atmosphere were a few nuisance influencers clogging up viewpoints for interminable photo shots (10 minutes + for example at the top of the tower) until a number of us lost patience and joined in with the session
Written September 24, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Yarnac
Carrickfergus, UK157 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Lovely rustic gardens to walk around. Lots of peacocks chickens etc happily wandering around. Okay not the most well kept gardens but just a beautiful place to walk around. When you get to the far end of the walk you can get some beautiful views over the river and looking towards Gaia.

Didn’t seem massively over run with tourists either. Still too many people taking too many posed pictures in front of the actual views.
Written January 22, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Fietsen1
Encinitas, CA536 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Such a beautiful park with birds everywhere. Peacocks strutting around the gardens with such grandeur. Gorgeous flowers everywhere. Sadly, you can't escape the disgusting cigarette smoke that permeates the gardens. I mean seriously, you can't wait an hour and smoke outside the park? Such a childish and vile habit!
Written July 15, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Pioneer790440
24 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Stunning views across the river, and welcome green area . The only entrances seem to be on R.do Dom Manual II , on the north side.
It’s an unexpectedly long walk around the outside if you walk up from the Ribiera district
Written July 18, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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