Palacio da Bolsa

Palacio da Bolsa, Porto: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Palacio da Bolsa Reviews: 4.5/5

Palacio da Bolsa
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Civic Centres
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
About
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 Porto city’s drawing room, welcoming the most illustrious visitors, amongst which are monarchs, presidents and ministers from almost every country, transforming this building into the most visited monument in northern Portugal.
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4.5
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457
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100
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JesseParsells
Hackensack, NJ108 contributions
Awful customer service!
Oct 2021 • Couples
After paying $20 admission (for a short 30 min tour), we were refused some small change to be able to pay the parking meter outside!
The ticket seller was nice, but was unable to access coins (something about having no control of his automated machine), so he sent me to a gift shop down the hall (also operated by this same institution).
The first gift shop refused outright, and sent me next door.
The second gift shop not only had coins, but they were counting them in front of me!
They ALSO REFUSED!
They said they needed all their coins.
They said I would have to be a customer. I mentioned I was on the $20 tour and WAS a customer. They laughed rudely and still refused.
Then I offered to give them a dollar in exchange for some change (I was trying to break a $5 bill, and would have been happy with $1 in coins the parking meters here only take coins).
They laughed and refused again, and said they would not accept my money and that I’d have to buy something I did not need, to get a dollar in change.

WHAT A RUDE WAY TO TREAT A CUSTOMER IN NEED!

HOW MANY OF THEIR CUSTOMERS HAVE RECEIVED PARKING TICKETS DUE TO THEIR STUBBORN, OBNOXIOUS, AND UTTERLY POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE.

SO RUDE.
Written October 18, 2021
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Dear Sir, It is very unfortunate that you gave us a negative review just because you were not able to change your money. Just for you to know, it is impossible for the staff behind the counter to change money as the money is inaccessible in an exchange machine. This was utterly explained to you! What I find quite intriguing is the fact that you mention that "I offered to give them a dollar" when all you needed to do was to buy a postcard for €0,50. This would enable the staff to make a sale, which would result in the change machine giving you the desired change. You wanted to offer €1,00, and again the staff has no contact with the money but refused to buy a postcard that is less expensive. I honestly believe that now that you most certainly have calmed down, you must see the ridiculousness in the whole situation that resulted in a perfectly inadequate evaluation from your side. Wishing you best regards. Yours sincerely Sérgio Ferreira
Written October 19, 2021
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Joao M
Lisbon, Portugal28 contributions
A real rip off..
Sep 2021 • Couples
We found a working team installing equipment on the most spectacular room. A waste of money to buy a ticket to see. Should be closed.
Written September 26, 2021
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Tony M
Cornwall, England296 contributions
All about the last room
Sep 2021
You have to look around as part of a guided tour. When we visited a French tour was about to start but next English tour was another 80 minutes. So we joined the French tour. We had our own guide book so were able to read about each of the rooms we visited. Most of the rooms are fairly standard but the highlight is the Arab room which is really impressive. Photos do not do the room justice. So most of the tour is average with one stand out room at the end. Still worth the visit even if it is just for the Arab room.
Written September 25, 2021
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peter12
Herent, Belgium2 contributions
Dirty toilets
Sep 2021 • Friends
Dirty toilets but the rest of the place is really nice. Better than expected. Only guided tours so we had to wait ........
Written September 13, 2021
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Keith L
Taunton, UK185 contributions
Well decorated rooms
Sep 2021
Visits are only by a tour which required a wait of three hours for an English version. You circulate the building on the first floor entering various large rooms. One was an old courtroom with huge wall paintings. Another was the Chamber of Commerce meeting room with inlaid wood floors. The best and largest was left till last - the Arabian room. 30 minute visit costing 10 euros each so quite pricey.
Written September 11, 2021
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Robert L
Amherst, MA1,421 contributions
This should be higher on the TA list
Sep 2021 • Couples
This was quite an interesting building, both historically and architecturally. Floors, ceilings, coat of arms, Arabic room, etc. Easy to access.
Written September 10, 2021
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Julia K
Santa Clara, CA100 contributions
One of the most beautiful buildings in Portugal
Aug 2021
When you visit Porto, make sure to check out the amazing Palacio da Bolsa. In my opinion, this is one of the most beautiful buildings in Portugal.
Written September 2, 2021
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juls21
Birkenhead, UK144 contributions
Not worth the price to get in!
Jul 2021
We paid 10 euros each for a tour of the building; the tour guide sadly had the squeakiest voice and was difficult to understand; the tour takes you around a handful of rooms but to be honest there is nothing really that interesting about any of the rooms except the last room which is amazingly ornate! I honestly did not think that this was worth the money (The cathedral for 5 euros each was much more interesting)
Written August 3, 2021
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4plusadogandcat
London, UK749 contributions
Astonishing plasterwork that looks like wood and marble
May 2021 • Family
A stunning 30 minute guided tour round the building, visiting the main meeting rooms. A gorgeous building with lots of history and an informative guide. Very covid secure with an electronic temperature scanner on the way in. Teens admitted as students. A highlight of our trip
Written June 29, 2021
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Malgorzata
10,441 contributions
Lovely place
Jul 2020
A wonderful palace in the wonderful city of Porto. A historic neoclassical building, now the Porto Chamber of Commerce, formerly the building of the Porto Stock Exchange. The palace consists of several rooms with wonderful interior decorations, frescoes, portraits. The inner courtyard is covered with a magnificent metal dome. Really spectacular library. A beautiful place with an interesting history. Hourly guided tours in several basic languages ​​to learn about the history of the building.If you are visiting Porto, you cannot miss it. I recommend.
Written April 18, 2021
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