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Palacio de Cristal

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Rua Dom Manuel II, Porto 4050-345, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a must. The gardens inside this area are amazing. You have opportunity also to visit Quinta do Romântico. Time well spent.

Thank Jose C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Roberto M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank marinalion2015
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
Reviewed May 26, 2018

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
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
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
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
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
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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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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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
December 31, 2014|
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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.