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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 nice walk dome palacio ducks douro trees picnic city
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Thank JK_Jolly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Thank Carlos Gustavo M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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
Thank S1990G
Reviewed June 23, 2019

It's a large park, in the heart of the city, but on the day when we visited not too much to see as there was so much under renovation; even signage explaining what they hoped to achieve wold have been nice. However, on a positive...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank yankeefan730
Reviewed June 15, 2019

The Palacio and surrounding area is being renovated but just continue walking to the gardens and you will not be disappointed. Beautiful gardens with scenic view of the river valley. Worth a visit if in the area.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Rameshlcfc
Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

Good views - wouldn’t go out of your way for a visit right now. Sad rose garden and not much else to see. The peacocks are awesome, though!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank epl L
Reviewed May 29, 2019

The palacio itself was under construction but you can still visit some of the gardens. There are lovely views and its a pleasant place to walk among the peacocks but could do with a bit of attention as it seemed a little neglected. Fortunately we...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank FindMeASunbed
Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

Walked all over gardens great views of the city and river Peacocks were worth the time Even with renovating going on still great to spend time in nature in a big city like Porto Thanks

Date of experience: May 2019
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June 30, 2019|
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Response from wineoholicpt | 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.