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Palacio de Cristal

Rua Dom Manuel II, Porto 4050-345, Portugal
+351 22 543 0360
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“nice park” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Rua Dom Manuel II, Porto 4050-345, Portugal
+351 22 543 0360
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Reviewed 4 days ago

the building itself isn't very worth to see but the park around is awesome! I was there for the sunset and it was gorgeous!

Thank Nessii R
Reviewed 5 days ago

When you first arrive at the Crystal Palace, greeted by free roaming peacocks, you see the building with the large three dimensional Porto sign, (photo op,) but then you may find that the building is actually closed. You then look around and see alot of...More

Thank filebay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some lovely gardens with views over looking the river. Worth a visit if you are close and have a spare couple of hours. But we went on a Saturday morning and the cafe was shut, and it was all a little dirty

Thank Graemew91
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all its very difficult to get there by foot, involving a lot of stairs. The palace is agly i would say, not worth the visit. The gardens are good but nothing worth visiting. You have better things to do in Porto, or if...More

Thank Savvas P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is usually only open in the evening when it hosts some event, but there is plenty to see anyway: an extensive Portuguese book market in a long series of stalls and terraces of pretty gardens descending almost to river level with stunning views...More

Thank Colin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great park with peacocks, good for children to run around and nice view at the river. There is enough benches and shadow.

Thank MarkoKranj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gorgeous place to gather (or go solo) and watch the sunset over Porto. Filled with winding path ways and spectacular views of the city. Also, bring a bit of spare bread or seeds, and hang out with the beautiful and friendly peacocks for an...More

Thank Esthersnippe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not even sure Palace was open, the whole area seemed deserted. But the gardens are nice, nothing special on their own (compared to other gardens across Europe), some of the flowers were dry, but you can get nice views of the river and bridges....More

Thank Maja H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours wandering in the park round the palacio Cristal the grounds are lovely with good view points over Porto. We returned in the evening to listen to Jazz in the park which afforded the opportunity to see the grounds by...More

Thank rainbowdolphin90
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Palace was not open we strolled around the outside. The views of the city are beautiful we had some lovely pictures taken but other than that bit boring so we didn't stay here long.

Thank Cranebird
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Sergio C
26 April 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
31 December 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.