Palacio de Cristal, Porto

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Roam through tended gardens and ponds with views of the Douro River, Porto, and the Arrabida Bridge, at Palacio de Cristal. The original crystal palace building in the park was demolished in the 1950s, so come for the gardens and not for the building, which has seen better days. The park provides an ideal location for a picnic or peaceful relaxation. Watch for the colorful peacocks that roam the grounds, and for a snack, grab an ice cream from one of the kiosks on site. Using our international travel planner, Porto attractions like Palacio de Cristal can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Crystal Palace is currently closed, I believe for reform. Visit the gardens around, we found a little abandoned, but the view of the Douro River is very beautiful.
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  • Crystal Palace park is really quite nice! Located on a vantage point from which you can enjoy a wonderful view of the city. The uniqueness of this place lies in seeing animals free to the Park, something really very impressive and fun. Here you will find dining options where you can have a coffee or a snack. Come to this park to lie on the grass or rest in the shade after a day of sightseeing in the city. Stage compulsory for those who switch from Porto. Highly recommended!!!
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  • Great walk to admire Porto upstairs and downstairs. You could spend hours. Very well maintained garden.
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  • Wonderful. A very interesting spot in the Porto. You will have incredibly beautiful landscape of Porto with huge peefect shots for photographers. Enjoy peacocks and flowers and vast variety of plants in the garden.
  • Even more bigger and panoramic than I was even expecting. Lots of birdlife, gardens, nice wide open spaces as well as views of the river. All in all, a pretty cool spot.
  • Visited on a grey afternoon but still had a nice time. There are lots of peacocks, ducks and a few chickens in this place. It's not too big but would love to spend some time here on a sunny afternoon. It does however offer a great view of Porto.
  • Fabulous gardens full of life. Really sweet to hear the ducks and peacocks strutting around. Lots of hidden spots to see the city from.
  • Nice sectioned garden, loads of peacocks roaming! Very pretty and with amazing views over the river and bridge. Play areas for children were adequate. Overall beautiful, definitely worth a visit for the high views.
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