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Palacio de Cristal, Porto
(2.8/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It is a rather sad Park for a walk. If being close and want a ride, is not bad, but if you have to come here, it is not worth. I do not recommend it if you have the hotel far, we had it close and we approach that. It is more worthwhile stroll the neighborhood of to the side.
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  • Not called as Palace but gym (remember the Ibirapuera gymnasium) I admit that I was wrong when I arrived at the scene. What saved the tour were the beautiful gardens with. wonderful views.
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  • When I read that there was the "Crystal Palace" I thought something big and I ended up having a letdown. The gardens are fantastic, with excellent landscape and animals everywhere. Already the building looks deserted, too sloppy and poorly treated. .. has a basketball court inside and nothing else. The dome outside is beautiful and has led me to think you had something great inside but ... nothing at all.
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