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Palacio de Cristal

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Rua Dom Manuel II, Porto 4050-345, Portugal
+351 22 543 0360
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good35%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“crystal palace” (31 reviews)
“the river” (70 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rua Dom Manuel II, Porto 4050-345, Portugal
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"crystal palace"
in 31 reviews
"public library"
in 6 reviews
"the river"
in 70 reviews
"book fair"
in 4 reviews
"peacocks wandering"
in 4 reviews
"surrounding gardens"
in 5 reviews
"water features"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful park"
in 9 reviews
"sunny day"
in 10 reviews
"walk around"
in 4 reviews
"nice walk"
in 5 reviews
"dome"
in 26 reviews
"palacio"
in 30 reviews
"ducks"
in 18 reviews
"mota"
in 7 reviews
"douro"
in 54 reviews
"trees"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was closed. But the visit of the gardens is one of the best in Porto. Amzing gardens with a view over the river. A must!

Thank Mostafa B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The famous hall was inaccessible at time of our visit (May 2018) with a construction fence around it. The gardens, however, are beautiful and great for relaxing. The views go to the seaside (Farol Molhe) and towards downtown Gaja (The Luis I bridge is barely...More

Thank r_d_ch
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

Don't go looking for a crystal palace, it's no longer standing on its original place. Nevertheless, the park is certainly worth a visit especially if you find yourself in Porto at the right moment. In April we were lucky to find a lot of camellia...More

1  Thank AndaLibra
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

Its wonderful place to visit, beautiful grounds, and stunning view of the rive Douro and two bridges either side. There is lovely little pond with cafe on the side with very tasty custard tarts (pasteis de nata). Allow plenty of time to walk around, afternoons...More

1  Thank Nikki K
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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

A nice relaxing walk around the grounds, plenty of Peacocks that are not shy to come up to you. And who knew they flew up into trees, only ever see them on the floor in the UK

Thank David B
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

The gardens really need their own entry. We didn’t go into the dome. A lovely formal garden with hens, ducks and peacocks! Well worth a walk round, with good views of the city.

Thank Callum G
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

The huge dome is closed for refurbishment but these are pleasant gardens to stroll around with good views over the Douro, interesting quirky corners and peacocks, and even a Michelin star restaurant

Thank NeilSK
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

A beautiful park that offers a great opportunity to escape and relax for a but. Last summer I came here to read a book, last week I just walked through the park and listened to music while enjoying the pretty view over the city. A...More

1  Thank Klas v
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

We walked across the hills to the dome shaped palace to see what wr coild...given that its closed. The gardens are quite stunning and the views of the river likewise. Tieredgardens with seemingly no lower exit. We walked up and down and enjoyed the repeat...More

Thank Gary S
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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

The gardens here are incredible... there are peacocks and colorful roosters strolling around unintimidated, lots of flowers and ... well, the vegetation is really beautiful, and the views from up top ... I have no words :) you can see the whole city and the...More

Thank diannakiru
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carolinaq330
May 5, 2018|
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Response from klepkens | Reviewed this property |
I spent already some walking hours in this park; I never saw any wedding party! Call the Town hall of porto!
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Sergio C
April 25, 2017|
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Response from 2good4ever | Reviewed this property |
Since, you have to work your way down by Palacio de CristalI, it is a bit impractical. You can find though lots of parking space near the entrance to the garden (on top), and then you'd need to come back to the car, or park... More
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Response from Icedrop | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know dogs are allowed on leashes as long as you clean up after them.
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