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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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  • The external architecture of the Crystal Palace, is really worthy of breathtaking, too bad I can't say the same of the internal structure, little, dirty and with infiltrations, I believe that the environment should be better harnessed. Nevertheless, the vicinity of the Palace, the garden is simply amazing. Are several different environments to be included, thus put on something comfortable to walk and enjoy the most beautiful landscapes, including one can see p douro River and the sunset. Another thing I loved was the almost domestic birds, Peacock, carolinas and cocks, if you take bread will have the chance to get them really close, and watch the party that makes the food farelinhos really this contact with nature is priceless!
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  • The building is not worthy of interest, this is an old sports hall which is rented for various occasions. If someone fell in love with this building that gives the word are more beautiful buildings in...  more »
  • Beautiful gardens, a quiet place for a ótimo.fim and a spectacular view of the Douro River. It's worth it to watch the sunset!
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