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Palacio de Cristal

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Rua Dom Manuel II, Porto 4050-345, Portugal
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All reviews crystal palace nice park the river book fair full bloom gardens are beautiful different levels walk around couple of hours dome palacio ducks douro trees picnic city benches
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Reviewed today via mobile

Beautiful park with breathtaking views over the river. On Sunday it has a book fair in the main avenue. There is a lake and teared gardens with lovely statues and fountains. It has peacocks ducks geese and bizarrely cocks that live in the grounds. Lovely...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely area of gardens with beautiful views over the river - especially in glorious sunshine (when we were there). There was also book fair there when we went - very interesting.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank saffpost
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice place with a wonderful view over the Douro River but unfortunately were the Palace Cristal under renovating.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ferrari7a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 5 year old son adored this park. There is a playground with swings/slides/see-saw/etc., a tower to climb up for great views, various vista points, a place to play real-life “Pac-Man”, and peacocks/roosters/other birds roaming around. Add in some ice cream and popsicles, and it...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Erica S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and baby and I came here on the recommendation of a local for a different view of the river, bridges & other side. Although the main entrance was blocked as under construction, we managed our way in & spent a good half an...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank emilyo60
Reviewed August 3, 2019 via mobile

Until you walk down the path, you might think this place has a garden and a river. That’s all. Guess what? The river view is just too gorgeous. Find a shade and a bench, and enjoy your snack and the view for a while.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank JK_Jolly
Reviewed July 26, 2019 via mobile

The surrounding park and art gallery are definitely worth a visit, however the pavilion is facing a major reconstruction which affects the peace and serenity of this nice park. Worth waiting for major rennovations to finish, expected to take place in October.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Carlos Gustavo M
Reviewed July 17, 2019 via mobile

It's free to enter and has some lovely spots including a pond, a little turret for some gorgeous views and lots of chickens, ducks and peacocks! The building itself is under construction as other reviews state, but still worth a walk around!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank sh-gallen
Reviewed July 16, 2019 via mobile

We were walking around and decided to stop in for a bit. Overall, we thought the park was okay—there were a couple benches, some gardens/groomed shrubbery, and some nice areas to walk around in. It was a good experience, but there was also a lot...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank liztran4
Reviewed June 25, 2019

Lovely views of the river and city with nice gardens and peacocks. It was nice to take some time out here especially in the sunshine!

Date of experience: April 2019
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June 30, 2019|
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Response from josemcos7a | Reviewed this property |
It is always open
May 23, 2019|
Response from ClareMcK | Reviewed this property |
Hi there Not sure when the refurb will be completed. But the gardens are worth a visit. Take a picnic and enjoy the views. Regards, C.
May 5, 2018|
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Response from Kirk K | Reviewed this property |
I saw wedding photography going on, but not sure about the actual ceremony. It looks like the place does cater, but my guess is you would have to contact local government for details/permission.