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“Nice gardens closed dome”
Review of Palacio de Cristal

Palacio de Cristal
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The Storyteller Porto Walking Tour
Ranked #58 of 260 things to do in Porto
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 6 April 2018

The huge dome is closed for refurbishment but these are pleasant gardens to stroll around with good views over the Douro, interesting quirky corners and peacocks, and even a Michelin star restaurant

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

A beautiful park that offers a great opportunity to escape and relax for a but. Last summer I came here to read a book, last week I just walked through the park and listened to music while enjoying the pretty view over the city. A great spot in Porto

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Klasv4
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We walked across the hills to the dome shaped palace to see what wr coild...given that its closed.

The gardens are quite stunning and the views of the river likewise. Tieredgardens with seemingly no lower exit. We walked up and down and enjoyed the repeat views.

Peacocks and hens live in the upper garden and one seemed to pose on demand for the camera.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank garysU5371ZU
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

The gardens here are incredible... there are peacocks and colorful roosters strolling around unintimidated, lots of flowers and ... well, the vegetation is really beautiful, and the views from up top ... I have no words :) you can see the whole city and the river meandering through it like a story. And while your at it you can also walk north to the art museum ... have fun!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

This attraction looks impressive from a distance. Then you get up close and realize its closed, out of repair and looks like its starting to fall apart. Hopefully, they will do some refurbishing on it soon, but right now, it's not terribly pretty at all. The grounds were also partially locked off, and rather hard to navigate.

The peacocks, Egyptian ducks and other fun birds that wander the grounds are fun to see though. Though those roosters are mighty aggressive! Watch out. :)

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Erick H
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