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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

The palace building is closed for renovation but there is a cafe and an outside book fair when we visited. Unbeatable views of the Douro, bridges and the water front.

Thank Liza W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is an oasis after a day spent in the hustle and bustle of the historic downtown. Lawns for relaxing on, peacocks with their chicks meandering about and stunning views of the river framed by the trees. Very relaxing. Early evening is a great...More

Thank Rhonda123itsme
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Building itself is still under renovations but is interesting and really jumps out at you. The gardens are very pretty and must be stunning when in full bloom. July/August probably not best time to visit with the heat.

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't expect too much of the gardens themselves, I was quite underwhelmed. They do however offer nice shade away from the summer heat and amazing views of the river/Gaia. There's lots of nice quiet spots, different levels and peacocks.

Thank NadieK1187
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the gardens and the views. We couldn't go in because it's being renovated or something but we really loved the surroundings. It's all really beautiful!

Thank Jonaissy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely place and there are nice gardens with views of the Douro. Some of the gardens could do with being tended better. You cannot go into the Crystal palace building at the moment as it is under renovation. The Congo death porto...More

Thank Jean N
Reviewed August 14, 2018

This was a bit difficult to find, walked quite a ways to find it. In the end found it was very worth it. If you enjoy lovely views and gorgeous trees and walks it is for you. There were not many flowers in July, which...More

Thank raetrip
Reviewed August 13, 2018

I came here my last day in Porto. I had some time to kill in the morning before heading to the airport in the late afternoon, and I'm so glad I decided to spend it here. I was traveling solo, so I just wandered around...More

Thank stephjac711
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

We came to look inside the interesting dome but was closed for refurbishment which was a shame However the gardens were nice but nothing to write home about

Thank Collin M
Reviewed July 20, 2018

This gorgeous park offers stunning views of the river and the city of Porto. The gardens are beautiful and so well maintained. There are even peacocks strolling around. Truly a wonderful place to stroll, get lost and enjoy nature within the city.

Thank Kelly B
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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!
Sergio C
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.