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Address: Rua D. Manuel II, Porto 4050-345, Portugal
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$48.46*
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Romantic Porto
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Beautiful view~

A short walk from downtown Porto gives you a beautiful view of both the city and of the classic bridges in Porto. There isn't a tonne of stuff to do up there, but it is a nice... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Barrie, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were told by a local to visit as it is like Crystal Palace like London - ok so not quite! It is a very architecturally interesting building and such a shame it isn't really being used to its full potential. It was initially built to hold a roller skating competition. It would be great if it was still a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had passed by the entrance while on a yellow tour bus. Walked back later to walk around. The grounds were nicely laid out with good views onto the Douro River and out to Foz. The central building needs some tender loving care though.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not much of a castle really...seems like a sports venue used as a book fair during the day. Also depending on the season, the gardens are a bit lame except for the peacocks strutting around.

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short walk from downtown Porto gives you a beautiful view of both the city and of the classic bridges in Porto. There isn't a tonne of stuff to do up there, but it is a nice walk and great for taking pictures.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a clear sunny day in January and the views of the river from the gardens were superb. There was also a book sale on in the exhibition hall, which was very interesting. There were lots of projects being done in the gardens and Museum Romantico was closed while we were there but this would be a great... More 

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Volos, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic open space area, beautiful gardens, children's playground, nice coffee, amazing view of the Douro and the bridge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

This was by far my favorite place in Porto - absolutely gorgeous views over the Duoro, pretty gardens, peacocks milling about, it was a really nice place just to chill on a summer's day and enjoy the scenery.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

The gardens are very much worth the visit, although the Cristal Palace was closed at the time of our visit. The views of the city are breathtaking and the peace and quiet astonishing. The peacocks are a small bunch that keeps to themselves and are not that beautiful as in other places. But pack a small lunch and have a... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

an astonishing building of the 60's by Arq Loureiro for a world roller skating championship, so very much regretfully built over the tear down of the old Chrystal Palace, a replica of the 1890 London World Exhibition, in cast iron and stained glassed. The public gardens are wonderful.

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Classical gardens, but with excellent views on the river Douro on two sides, worth even just for this!

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