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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. Take a look at our Porto trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Palacio de Cristal and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Beautiful park with beautiful views of the Douro however the Palacio is not great if you like walk the Park is beautiful!
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  • The free-range birds are the highlight. The Park offers something for every taste. But mostly shade. Very nice views of the Douro estuary into the sea.
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  • I found the place seriously overrated, and rather boring. You simply descent the hill in meandering paths, passing few statues, and terraces, from which you can take some good shots of Ponte Arabiada ...  more »
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  • Beautiful garden. Great escape from the city life. It has beautiful view on the river. U can visit a library or simply have a rest on the grass and observe the nature. Place is very popular among students and locals.
  • Relaxant small park with a small lake in the center. It has a very nice view on the river side. You will find some lovely peacock birds there
  • Beautiful gardens for a walk or a picnic. Offers a great view over the river. Great way of spending a summer afternoon.
  • Quiet place with gorgeous sights for the Douro river, peacocks roam free and one can take awesome pictures of them. Great for kids.
  • The garden of the Cristal palace is nice, with a great view to the city of Porto. Sometimes it's also like a labirinth, as we found only paths and ways that lead nowhere. The building of Cristal Palace is very disappointing, like it would have been closed for many years. Broken windows, mess inside.