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Address: Rua D. Manuel II, Porto 4050-345, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 225 430 360
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Really a review of the gardens

There is no Crystal Palace, but the gardens are very nice. There are terraced areas, all with great views of the river and the city. A nice pause from the busy ribiera area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Marina M
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Castro Valley, California
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Belgrade, Serbia
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have to admit that this place, though such promising, was closed every time when I have passed by. there is library on the opposite side with excellent coffee

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An excellent place for a romantic walk, or with your family and friends. Amazing view over the Douro River, fantastic gardens and some animals to see. There's also a public library, very nice. One of the best places to relax and take beautiful pictures in Oporto.

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Portland, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having seen the Crystal Palace in Retiro Park in Madrid, we were very excited to see what Porto had to offer. After walking the waterfront for an hour and then wending our way up the many hills in the overwhelming heat, we were thrilled when the cobblestone path we followed opened up into the park. A little further on and... More 

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Wiltshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of our favourite places In the city. Stunning views in a beautiful setting overlooking the river. You simply have to go here!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you've had enough of walking the streets of Porto, wander a little further to the west of the old city to these beautiful and peaceful gardens with views over the river and back to the city, lots of shady trees, space for kids to run around, the odd pond and fountain and maybe a few little market stalls. Very... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely garden with many quiet spots for reading, sitting and contemplating. The views over the river are amazing. Go for sunset and experience one of the prettiest in the city.

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Castro Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no Crystal Palace, but the gardens are very nice. There are terraced areas, all with great views of the river and the city. A nice pause from the busy ribiera area.

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Thank Marina M
Aarhus, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The dome itself is not worth the extra mile, but the surrounding park is great on a sunny day. There are plenty of smaller spaces and shaded corners, where you can enjoy a view of the river and city.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As I was exploring the Jardins do Palacio de Cristal I stumbled upon this oversized flying saucer. Unfortunately, when I was here, there was a sense of abandonment as minor renovations were taking place and the interior seemed rather neglected. The surrounding gardens, however, are definitely worth a visit.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a lazy Sunday chilling out in the beautiful, extensive gardens at Jardins do Palàcio de Cristal and enjoying the unrivalled (in my opinion) views across the Douro. The domed building itself is something of an eyesore on closer inspection (and actually appeared to be closed during our visit) but, despite all the postcard-perfect viewpoints you can access in... More 

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