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Palacio da Bolsa

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National Monument, located in the historical centre of the City, classified as World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Palacio da Bolsa, built by the Porto Commercial Association on the ruins of the Saint Francis Convent, has become by excellence the...more
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Rua Ferreira Borges S/N, Porto 4050-253, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This beautiful building was once used as the Stock Exchange of Porto but now is used by the various trade and commerce associations and hosts heads of state when they are in town. It was also used bu Gustav Eiffel who lived in Porto for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JamesL1979
Reviewed 1 week ago

This building is absolutely stunning. The architecture and detail is incredible! It's a fairly short tour, but the young woman that gave our tour was sweet and funny. Don't expect a lot of historical facts - you will be disappointed. The tour is more about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Whitney G
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is easy to locate The Bolsa. It is a large, porticoed building just off the Ribeira area, behind the church of St. Francis. Until the beginning of the 20th Century, the Bolsa was the Porto stock exchange building. Since then it has operated as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank WorcesterLinda
Reviewed 1 week ago

Personally, I do not consider this establishment worth visiting. There are a couple of rooms worth checking out, as curiosities. I do not recommend it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Zhiv
Reviewed 1 week ago

The architecture and craftsmanship evident throughout this long very building are not to be missed. One of the best features are the marquetry floor and the marquetry desk top. They have tours conducted in English, so be sure that you reserve a spot in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a fun tour! We did an English tour and as the title suggests, Magali was such a fun and energetic tour guide. She was very knowledgeable and made it very interactive. It doesn't hurt that the decor is also not only interesting, but incredibly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Asher C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a wonderful building from the outside. The interior worth the visit. You won't be disappointed.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jerry L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Palacio de Bolsa is one of our highlights in Porto. The tour guide was excellent and very friendly and informative. Each h room on the tour is interesting in its own way. In some, the wood craft is outstanding. In another, the plaster made...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ValGary2014
Reviewed November 12, 2018

In all of Portugal and Spain, beautiful things come by pretty rarely. The top sight that came in my is the Alhrambra, in Granada, and then the Monastery of Jerónimos in Belem. The Stock Exchange Palace is one of the places on that list. Don't...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MontfortOaks
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Built as a showroom of the influence of Porto's Commercial Association in the 1850, with updates till 1910, the building fulfills the purpose admirably, with an unexpected combination of rooms that anybody can visit with a ticket. The tour is guided and provides the basic...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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June 22, 2018|
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Response from Lee P | Reviewed this property |
Just turned up and booked the English language tour which started 2 hours later. Very interesting, worth doing.
June 19, 2018|
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Response from JandBPGB | Reviewed this property |
I contacted the Palacio on line and was advised that securing a pre-booking was not possible.My understanding is that the tickets are sold at the Palacio, with tours in different languages run on a schedule determined each... More
November 8, 2017|
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Response from Fabiola M | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets at the counter If I remember correctly the Tour in English is at 130 but it is season n tickets could be tight I’ll recommend come to Bolsa and get your tickets If You miss that English slot which is... More
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Beverly J
New England
Palacio da Bolsa -tour schedule? (3 Replies)
Hi everyone, I'm trying to find out which days the Palacio da Bolsa is open, and what time it offers tours in English as of April 2016. Their website doesn't seem to give this information. Thanks!
April 09, 2016|
Response fromBeverly J|
Thank you!
Amanda W
Oxford, England
Palacio da Bolsa (2 Replies)
Is it obligatory to take a guided tour of the Palacio da Bolsa? If a tour is required do they take 30 minutes, at what time do they start?
February 14, 2011|
Response fromAmanda W|
It is obligatory to take a guided tour. I went on a joint Spanish/French tour which was excellent.
Wendy W
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Porto Itinerary (4 Replies)
Hi I've just booked a four day break to Porto between Christmas and New year. I have been googling all afternoon!! So far on my list are - Cais de Ribeira, Serralves Museum, Sao Francisco Church, Palacio da Bolsa, Cathedral, Clerigos Tower, Dom Luis Bridge. I don't think we would probably go to all of these, bur wondered if I have missed anything? We like a bit of culture and a few beers! Also any ideas for good and cheap(ish) vegetarian food places? I wondered about going to Espinho beach...More
December 18, 2016|
Response fromWendy W|
Thanks cubsur! We should have been in Lagos yesterday, but flight cancelled yesterday and couldn't find another suitable one at the right time etc! Looking forward to Porto though! Thanks as usual for your help!!