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“A very nice guided tour.”
Review of Palacio da Bolsa

Palacio da Bolsa
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Porto the North Capital of Portugal - Private Tour for 7
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4-Hour Semi-Private Oporto City Tour
Ranked #9 of 268 things to do in Porto
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Owner description: National Monument, located in the historical centre of the City, classified as World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Palacio da Bolsa, built by the Porto Commercial Association on the ruins of the Saint Francis Convent, has become by excellence the Porto city’s drawing room, welcoming the most illustrious visitors, amongst which are Monarchs, Presidents and Ministers from almost every country, transforming this building into the most visited monument in the northern Portugal.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were advised to visit the palace by our walking tour guide and I am glad we did. Our English speaking guide was very good and funny. The interiors are really beautiful and the Arabic room is stunning! A must see.

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Reviewed August 8, 2014

Well thought guided tour, that provides a good glimpse of the history of this building and its history. Rooms are well explored in the explanation and the top attraction is the "Salão Árabe", really impressive. Sometimes tours are made in two different languages altogether, which has the advantage that you have time to take your photos while the guide is making the explanation in the other language.

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Reviewed August 5, 2014

So the geniuses at this beautiful place decided to make it a Spanish-English tour. Naturally, the tour guide first speaks in Spanish, and then in English. After a few minutes most people are spacing out, and are thinking how much longer this tour will last. We stuck around for maybe 15 minutes, and then decided to wander off on our own to see the remainder of the 8 rooms. Maybe I missed out on the "exciting" history of some brick sticking out of the wall, but I shall persevere.

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Reviewed August 5, 2014

We paid for the tour, because there's no other way around it. One cannot go on their own because it is still a functioning government building. The only negative thing I have to say was about the staff, who should have counted the total number of participants before starting out. We were the only ones there when we signed up, we hovered around the gift shop for 10 minutes, then hovered around the entrance at the time of the tour. However, when we waited for five minutes and nothing was happening, we asked and were told the tour had already started five minutes ago!! I don't know how they could have missed us since we were right there, and we never strayed too far from the ticket office. We almost did not make the tour but I think the staff felt guilty about it and was able to contact the guide, who waited for us in one of the many halls for us to re-join the group. The building itself was awesome, especially the "dance hall". If you have time to spare, I would recommend doing this tour - just be alert - we did not hear any announcement being made around the area where we're waiting (it is a small area). The guide did not count how many were there, and the problem could have been avoided if they took the time to check around the area for "possible tour participants".

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Reviewed August 2, 2014

I'm not really into neo-classic architecture but it is reallly nice. Especially Arabian room. Also they have free Wi-fi. So it's ok. But They have only guided tours, so if You want to visit it you have to wait. And also the guide who does English/French tour is kinda boring. Not telling anything interesting and laughing too much. But generally it is nice!

Thank Ost-up
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