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Palacio da Bolsa

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Address: Rua Ferreira Borges S/N, Porto 4050-253, Portugal
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+351 22 339 9000
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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National Monument, located in the historical centre of the City, classified...

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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Nice Building

Worth the visit if you have the time. Only guided tours booked on the spot. Sometimes you have to wait for the tour in your language. In the interior, some amazing rooms

Reviewed September 29, 2015
Ashdod, Israel
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Ashdod, Israel
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196 reviews
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Reviewed September 29, 2015

Worth the visit if you have the time. Only guided tours booked on the spot. Sometimes you have to wait for the tour in your language. In the interior, some amazing rooms

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed September 28, 2015

Palacio da Bolsa is worth to visit because the story of this building is interesting. For example not much people know that Gustav Eifel have had his office in this building. Also that in this building a salon has been decorated in an Arabic style.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2015

The stock exchange that was and no longer is. Be late and busses full with OAP going for a day trip will arrive for you not to enjoy it. I like to give something away., it is just plaster., on the walls. Go on and enjoy but early. Kids will find it boring that is mainly the reason for all... More 

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São Paulo, Brasil
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2015

We were more than surprised with this place. In fact I was not expecting much and we almost skipped it. You can visit this place only with a tour that you buy when you arrive without any previous reservation. Nothing complicated.And it was very good. The tour guide gave interesting information without spending too much time into details. She was... More 

Thank ingridw846
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4 reviews
Reviewed September 17, 2015

A gem of a building - don't let the minimal ticket price deter you. Its splendid halls demonstrate that commercial interests built the city of Porto. Note of interest: the Shriner's Arabian Hall is a splendid example of understated musllim design in a very catholic country (at the time). Of note: some of their Chamber presidents served for many years... More 

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Reviewed September 17, 2015

Nice guided tour. Rooms are interesting to see from decoration point of view. Last room in Arabic style is amazing and completely unexpected. Guide was very good. We booked and came back as English tours are every few hours.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2015

The main attraction at the palace is the sale Arabe ans its worth it beautiful architecture. You can enter with guided tours only in different languages. Pay attention to the lunch break from 12.30-14.30

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Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

It is a MAGNIFICENT BUILDING. It has a central Hall with beautiful decor and it can be used for various types of events: Prom Parties (my son's Secondary formal Prom Party was held there and the stone staircase that leads to the Hall's floor is very beautiful. The set is fantastic for large Parties. I too went to the 50th... More 

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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Reviewed September 7, 2015

although the exterior us nothing terribly special, if you enjoy interior design and architecture you should not miss seeing the atrium and main rooms with have lively glass and wood work as well as painting. We we were there there were many tour buses but we walked past the ticketing line and were able to view the room downstairs and... More 

Thank Kim B
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Reviewed September 4, 2015

You have to visit the place by tour and €7,50 for about 40 Minutes seems a little steep compared to other prices in Portugal, but it is well worth seeing. With visits I sometimes get the feeling the place is interchangeable with others (usually this happens to me in palaces), but this place is different!

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