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Palacio de Cristal

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Rua Dom Manuel II, Porto 4050-345, Portugal
+351 22 543 0360
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Rua Dom Manuel II, Porto 4050-345, Portugal
+351 22 543 0360
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This structure made from metal and glass is set impressive surroundings. We enjoyed watching the beautifully coloured chickens and peacocks strolling the area. There are goo vies from this elevated site of the river Douro in both directions.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I expected a lot more from theses gardens. Maybe it was because we were there in November. They have a lot of potential as there is a great setting. We found them very run down. However the grass and tress were well kept and there...More

Thank Imeldac10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came into the gardens from the back of the park, up a very steep hill and I have to say it looked rather uncared for. The gardens were tired looking and the lake was pretty dirty. The circular dome from the outside at the...More

Thank Shantele72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice park with nice views. Great to have a stroll and a drink on a sunny day. The Palacio itself is not so special, kind of a old and torn building, a sport arena I believe.

Thank Roos H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent a nice relaxing couple of hours here at the end of a long day sight seeing. I didn't go inside, but there is a wonderful little bar next to the lake by the building. just sit and relax with a beer or 2....More

Thank TechnoGeoff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning gardens in the middle of Porto. There are formal and more informal gardens with free roaming peacocks and chickens which are very tame. The cafe in the middle serves beer and some cocktails and has an extremely friendly server. Well worth a visit.

Thank Bellylou
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting architecture, I only viewed it from outside. But definitely worth seeing. I viewed it from the city tour bus,

Thank AJL1965-1
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This is not the real palacio de Cristal which was torn down in the 50s. This is the Palacio Rosa Mota! The park is original from the former times though and you can get great views over town from here.

Thank Susanne900
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth the climb up from the river! We had a lovely stroll through unspoilt gardens ... framed by terrific views of the river and bridges. The peacocks were a bit cheeky at the cafe, but had good manners😎

Thank Liz W
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Literally, nothing there but some nice gardens and a view. Not worth a visit unless you are just looking for some tranquility. We were on the hop on-hop off and it took only a short time to see this, so then we had to wait...More

Thank SunnyDebbie
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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.