Palacio da Bolsa
Palacio da Bolsa
4.5
Historic SitesArchitectural BuildingsCivic Centres
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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National Monument, located in the historical centre of the city, classified as World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Palacio da Bolsa, built by the Porto Commercial Association on the ruins of the Saint Francis Convent, has become by excellence the Porto city’s drawing room, welcoming the most illustrious visitors, amongst which are monarchs, presidents and ministers from almost every country, transforming this building into the most visited monument in northern Portugal.
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  • Ralf H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mustsee in Porto
    This was a pretty nice tour through history of stockexchange of Porto. Absolutelly worth to visit with a guided tour, fantastic. You can choose wich language you like every Quartier hour. Marvellous but but overcrowded during noon hours. Come/reservate early or late....till 6pm. Ralf
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 May 2023
  • eatlocal1ofakind
    Minneapolis, Minnesota716 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A historical must in porto.
    This is a must see in Porto. The tour makes all the difference. It is a mix of the local history, politic, artistry etc. you get an appreciation for the attention to detail the master artisans applied in the 17th century.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 May 2023
  • Matthew P
    London, United Kingdom4,279 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Arabic room that is what you need to see
    Take a deep breath when you get there as the way to get in is a test, they should have a table with beer and wine to keep you sweet while they do their best to wind you up. Massive queue and only one person selling tickets. You have to book a visit in a group of 50 people. The group needs to be reduced to 25 people maximum. You will struggle to hear the guide unless you are next to them. Don't let that put you off though, the Arabic room is what you need to see it is stunning, worth the stress.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 26 May 2023
  • TraveltheWorld
    Rockville, Maryland76 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth price of admission
    This was an unecpected treat for us. We had done Porto for two days and had some extra time so we went here. The inside of the bulding is spectacular with very beautiful rooms done wiht amazing craftsmanship. Well worth the admission price. The visit is a guided tour and the guide did a good job of explaining the history of the building and each of the rooms we visited.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 June 2023
  • Anne K
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A visual feast.
    We were lucky to find this beautiful palace. I had read about it but didn't realise just how very special it is. One of the most beautiful buildings I have visited. I love that it w houses Porto's Chamber of Commerce. If visiting Porto make sure you have this on your itinerary .
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 June 2023
  • Michelle P
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Built to Impress!
    This is a massive structure, built of granite to impress the common folk of the 1800s as well as all the tradesmen who contributed to its coming into being. There are some grand spaces decorated in various styles from neo-classical to the Arabian room. Be prepared for LONG waits if you don't think to purchase tickets prior to the date/time you want to visit. And there's almost nowhere to sit while awaiting your tour guide.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 18 June 2023
  • Patouke
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom146 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wish the guided tour were longer
    It’s a beautiful building with rich history, architectural gem, still actively used as a Chamber of Commerce. Visits are guided only and tours, hosted in different languages, last 30minutes. Unfortunately tickets are not available to be purchased online, only in person, and the volume of visitors requiring specific language, determines the wait for next available tour. If you’re planning to visit, especially on the cloudy/ rainy day, it’s best to get in earlier in the day so you don’t wait long. Our guide, Pedro, was very friendly and funny, he knew a lot about the history, city and the build itself. It’s a shame the tour only lasts half an hour, there’s so much more to discover and learn, that extra 10-15min would make a huge difference to visitors (especially for a price of €12).
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Catherine C
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great guided tour of a beautiful building but very long queue
    Excellent guided tour of a beautiful building! Our guide made it really interesting and gave us plenty of information without overloading us. I would have given 5 stars but there is a problem of organisation in the ticket office that could be easily avoided with an online booking app. Do go early (before you do anything else) to book your time slot (which may be several hours later) as you are not allowed to go straight in. It's not worth buying tickets elsewhere. Be prepared to spend more time waiting in line outside than inside doing the tour...
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 August 2023
  • Host29
    Milan, Italy969 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    overall good
    Overall good. Mind that you'll have to stai in a (long) queue for the entry ticket , and then you'll purchase an entry slot, that can be also much later then expected. Price is quite high, and visit worths just for the chinese room (really impressive)
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 September 2023
  • outofedinburgh
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom66 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating visit
    This was a great visit not only for the beautiful interior, but the history of the commerce and finance that created Porto’s wealth. After seeing the length of a queue in the afternoon, we came back on another day earlier in the morning when the queue was short, we were able to book on to a tour that was only 20 mins later. Def worth while seeing and the tour guide was really knowledgeable.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 September 2023
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paulac32
Manchester, UK315 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Definitely worth a visit. The 30 minute guided tour was interesting. Go early in the day to avoid large queues. There are tours in 4 different languages and you can see the timings on the screen inside which will show the next tour's capacity and language. Palacio da Bolsa's website doesn't seem to have online booking.
Written 9 April 2024
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Hugh S
Coventry, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Guided tours only but absolutely worth it you learn so much. And the final room you’re shown is breathtaking! Book before you go as the spaces fill up fast.
Written 2 April 2024
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Richard M
Hampstead Norreys, UK903 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Once we had worked out the booking system for the tours we awaited our guide in the amazing internal courtyard. Around the roof are the flags and emblems of the countries that portugal traded with at the time it was built. The tour was interested and took us through a number of lovely rooms that have been used as a court and places for all manor of business deals. The real stunner is kept for the end. The lavishly decorated golden Arab room is just one of those places that is a must see if you are in the area. Our guide was knowledgable and gave us plenty of good information.
Written 31 March 2024
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JaCob5
York, UK125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
One of the best 12 euros ever spent visiting a 'sight'. Just amazing. Interesting history and glorious architecture. In awe at the flooring and domed ceiling. The Arab room takes your breath away. Don't miss this.
Written 14 February 2024
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Carnalbanagh
Carrickfergus, UK490 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Guide was good. Tour the right length. Information conveyed insightful. 3 pm is the tour in English. Great gift shops with different stuff
Written 5 February 2024
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jethroxUk
UK102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Well worth a visit to see the sumptuously decorated rooms. One is struck what a male dominated institution this is still but they really went to town in some of the decoration. Please note you MUST have a guided tour as a group, you cannot just turn up and wander round. The tour lasts about an hour for 12 euros and was enjoyable
Written 4 February 2024
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MIchkoM
Nice, France137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
We had a great tour. The tour guide was informative and entertaining. The rooms are spectacular especially the one done in Moorish style.
Written 18 January 2024
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Edel W
Dublin, Ireland25 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Beautiful building. The guide was good, Fashion show on at same time so hindered viewing. It was lovely apart from the fact that it was €12 per person for a 30 minute guided tour. You are not free to walk around the building on your own
Written 8 January 2024
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Diogo Leitão
Lisbon, Portugal17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Amazing interior. Full of symbolic art with simple concepts but elegantly executed. Had a great tour guide. Definitely worth the price.
Written 30 December 2023
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Melisa Ö
Frankfurt, Germany2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Must see!
The best tour i had in Porto. Stunning building, beatiful interior. I only wait 10 minute for an english tour which was amazing. I personally would like to have a shorter but guided trip. I believe all the trips around 30-35 minutes. Our guide was Érica she was cheerful, explanied everthing one by one. She took the trip to the next level for me. I am hoping she will be first female major in the future!! I am very grateful that i had a chance to have this experience.
Tickets
Adult- 12 euro
Student-7.5 euro
Written 9 November 2023
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