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. To visit Palacio da Bolsa on your holiday in Porto, and find out what else Porto has to offer, use our Porto trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Less publicized than other tourist sites, the Bolsa is well worth a visit, both for the historical significance of the building, well described during the guided tour, and for the magnificence of the halls, really well maintained and pleasantly surprising, especially those of Arabian style. Negatives: the higher cost compared to other attractions in the city and the lack of hits in Italian.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Not d originality in the comments. To do the guided tour in the language of your choice and s register. We could enjoy our guide french comments. The rooms are beautiful and worth visiting. Indeed, the price for 30 min to visit is high.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The visit is necessarily guided a fixed working hours, so you have to buy the tickets in advance. For us the french visit was at 3 pm. It lasts 20 to 30 minutes at a price of €8 per adult, € 5 for more than 12 years old and free for children. For me except the Arab lounge which was worth the trip by contribution to its decoration, the other 4 rooms nothing special. But when you're in Porto is a place to visit as even.
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  • Well worth a visit. Very impressive rooms. It was nice to have a guided tour so you could learn the history. Would have been nice if the groups were a bit smaller and the tour was a bit longer but still well worth the money!
  • Only guided tours. It takes around 30 minutes to see it. Be prepared for fantastic interior! And I mean it! It's really worth seeing! Along with chamber that is the last one on a tour list and was decorated with 20 kilos of gold. See attached picture, but it's not even close to reality! Go and see it!
  • Place closed for private function April 24 to 27 but nothing on website saying this. Came specifically to Porto to see this and 2 other places. If knew closed, would have changed dates here but cannot now. Poor administration of website !
  • Cool place to visit. A must see in Porto. I paid 7 euros entrance. The visit os made with a guide
  • It was okay. Not too expensive, but ive seen better, and you have to be on a guided tour and i couldn't hear the guide bc her voice wasn't loud enough.

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