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The original Crystal Palace was demolished in 1951 I think, but the main attraction here is the garden. The garden is amazing, people go there just to hang out, rest or even drink something (there is a bar in the central part). Also the view...More
We stayed at the hotel close to the park but went there only before leaving Porto. What a lovely park it was! There was a picturesque view on the river Douro and its bridges from a few observation decks in the park.We saw a lot...More
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
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
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
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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
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 it at the bottom. Anyway, if you plan to go by a car, prepare for +2hrs hike.