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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

In Europe, there are many palaces, but few of these are ones built for a commercial purpose. The Bolsa was Portugal's stock exchange before the exchange was relocated to Lisbon. Knowing this makes what you see when you get in all the more incredible. Yes,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank delawaredad
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When I went to Versailles Inthought that it eas the most amazing place! Rich, glamour! But Life is always surprising us! There is a golden room in this palace that is the most incredible room that i ever visited! Sometimes there is music concerts there....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice building with history but not that interesting. Only guided tours with fixed hours so you might have to wait.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Arginiv
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The old stock exchange building in Porto is a must see in Porto. Due to its impressive architecture, it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is still in use as a conference and exhibition center and is the headquarters for the Commercial...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank klmaestra
Reviewed December 17, 2018 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 December 12, 2018

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
1  Thank Whitney G
Reviewed December 11, 2018

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
2  Thank WorcesterLinda
Reviewed December 9, 2018

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 December 9, 2018

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
1  Thank dorothea714
Reviewed December 8, 2018 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
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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!!