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Palacio da Bolsa

Rua Ferreira Borges S/N, Porto 4050-253, Portugal
+351 22 339 9000
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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 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 the northern Portugal.
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Rua Ferreira Borges S/N, Porto 4050-253, Portugal
+351 22 339 9000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting building considering it's a "trade and commerce center"...well appointed rooms as well as an excellent 30 minute guided tour which explains the history of Portuguese trade...and at the end...the very surprising "Arabian Room"...Enjoy!

Thank rab2012
Reviewed 1 week ago

It´s a place that you need to go if you visit the city of Porto. It´s near Ribeira, where you see the river and taste Oporto wines...

Thank Amorim78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must go through on a guided tour. Our guide was excellent. The building is absolutely stunning. You can get tour times set up ahead which makes it much easier. A must see in Porto.

Thank WiMadcitytraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This 1834 building took many years to be completed and today is more of a museum than the headquarters for the chamber of commerce. The most stunning room is doubtless the Arab "salon"! And the parquet throughout are stunning. We were a small group and...More

Thank jacquelinem449
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The admission fee of 8.5€ includes a 45 minute guided tour. The tour takes you through several rooms all are interesting but two really stand out the library in the front of the building which can be viewed without taking the tour and the Arabic...More

Thank seafare74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were the only English first language speakers on our English language tour, but that's our shame. English of guide was sometimes difficult to follow and he seemed disinterested, as if he had been called away from an important desk job to do this darn...More

Thank Melinda P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The palace was essentially a centre of commerce and not a residence of royalty. Parts of the interior are intricately decorated and the architecture appears to be the reason it is a popular tourist destination. Visitors can only enter as part of a guided tour....More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A guided tour is included in the admission fee and it lasts for about 45 minutes. A beautiful building worth visiting. The highlight is the Arab room which was lavishly decorated.

Thank BatesLau
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building is well worth going to see, and it isn't expensive either. We booked it in advance so we could do the tour in English. The tour guide was disappointing though - she spoke too quietly and sometimes answered questions directly instead of involving...More

Thank marcovanbatty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting place to visit. Great guides, very well organised and really worth the look around. Beautiful building.

Thank Louise L
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Janet N
February 3, 2016|
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Response from WaldoOReilly |
Hi Janet, In April, the Palacio da Bola is opened 09:00 - 18:30. You can only visit taking the guided tour (8€ pp). For that, you need to send them an e-mail requesting a reservation (they will confirm quickly). The visit... More
February 6, 2015|
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Response from AdrianoBarretoRamos | Reviewed this property |
Hello David, Better than public transport is walking, and crossing the river on D. Luis bridge, a lovely iron engineering piece. It takes you lesse than 20 minutes, from the mais Port Wine Cellars. POrto as a nice daily... More