Palacio da Bolsa, Porto

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Tour Palacio da Bolsa, a 19th-century stock-market palace, and walk through the lavish rooms of the assembly and tribunal. Built by the Commercial Association in 1850, the building was improved upon and decorated until 1910. See the courtyard room, filled with arched doorways and covered by a large octagonal metallic and glass dome. You can explore quaint chambers that host allegorical paintings, rustic furniture, sculptures, and antique objects. Visit the most lavish room at the site, the Moorish Revival-styled reception hall, which once welcomed important personalities and leaders. Use our Porto tour planner to visit Palacio da Bolsa on your trip to Porto, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Attached to the Church of Sao Francisco, its Bolsa Palace is imposing. He faces the statue of Dom Henrique browser. It is open to visitors from 9: 00.
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  • Interesting primarily for its symbolic value. Maybe a little expensive for half an hour guided tour. We had to make the visit in Portuguese because he had in Spanish was too late.
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  • We were in the evening to a business lunch there (catering). Imposing building. Very large. There are also guided tours.
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  • No information saying they only do a few tours in English on each day and you cannot self guide around. Tours were sold out for the day and only one available at 4pm next day and sadly we were leaving. Gutted as it is meant to be lovely and we don’t need a tour - nowhere else in Portugal has needed you to join a tour so we are very disappointed.
  • Amazing. One of the most beautiful buildings I've ever visited. It took 40 years only to build it's stairs which were carved manually. Lots of handmade art inside of it. Worth taking the guided tour which is free and gives lots of information to tourists.
  • Amazing! The Arabian room is faab!!! Honestly, I felt like I was in a real fairy tale! That gold really sparkles! Looking forward to discovering more of the this beautiful city!!!
  • Beautiful historical building (Palace) with classic architecture. It is a big one and has many rooms with beautiful decoration. The tour is an interesting and educational one. It is a popular tourist attraction, with many groups as well as indepentent visitors.
  • A beautiful building well worth a visit. A bit overpriced. I was unable to take good pictures of the best rooms, especially the Arab Room, as they were rented out for events. Great they can make money from events but you shouldn't have to pay so much when rooms are set up for a conference. Somewhat disappointing that they continue to make the money grab from tourism at the same time as they collect thousands for events and you get to take pictures of a guy setting up chairs for a conference. My advice to them: events or tours. Not compatible. We should have been told before we paid that some areas were closed or not suitable for photography.
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