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Palacio da Bolsa

Rua Ferreira Borges S/N, Porto 4050-253, Portugal
+351 22 339 9013
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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 the northern Portugal.
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Rua Ferreira Borges S/N, Porto 4050-253, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful building and a good value tour. Worth a visit. Excellent tour guide and you can take photos which is great.

Thank Jojobinksrob
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The downside here is that you have to be part of a guided tour which costs 9 euros and which lasts just 30 minutes. The building itself is both fantastic and interesting: the main hall served as Porto's stock exchange (primarily trading commodities) until the...More

Thank John W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The "Drawing Room" of Porto, where the city's leaders of commerce met to discuss all matters of trade is a treat to see. The tour takes you from the main floor up an exquisite granite staircase through several rooms on the upper floor of diverse...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Palace in the center of the city. The Palácio da Bolsa, in neoclassical style, is one of the jewels of the city. With an incredible history, this palace was built by the merchants of the city, having been court. Each room is a wonderful...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Out of this world! The palace is absolutely amazing! The guided tour is very interesting!not to mention the architecture and the designs are mesmerizing! a must see in when visiting Porto!

Thank danaghandour
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a very commanding palace that is by a guided tour only and starts off in an impressive hall and gets better and better and while the palace was worth every cent and more the tour was rushed in my opinion,a big no no in my...More

Thank alittletoolate
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We nearly missed this gem but are delighted we didn't. The stunning architecture and tour was excellent. The Arabic hall took my breath away, I don't think I have ever seen such a highly decorated, yet tasteful room in my life. Not to be missed!...More

Thank Mrs U
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a public building and it seems that you have to visit this amazing place as part of a guided tour. The tour start was meticulously timed and we moved through to a strict timetable – but it wasn’t too rushed and well...More

Thank BeejayBerkshire
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on the Sunday free day. Not wanting to wait for the English tour, we took the French tour. We didn't understand a word spoken, but did still enjoy the wonderfully restored rooms.

Thank Bruce T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You are required to join the guided tour in order to visit this place. They have tours in different languages at different time. The tour is around 30 mins. This palacio is well maintained and still in used by the local authorities. The guide told...More

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swiss0723
9 November 2017|
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Response from Fabiola M | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets at the counter If I remember correctly the Tour in English is at 130 but it is season n tickets could be tight I’ll recommend come to Bolsa and get your tickets If You miss that English slot which is... More
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Janet N
4 February 2016|
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Response from WaldoOReilly |
Hi Janet, In April, the Palacio da Bola is opened 09:00 - 18:30. You can only visit taking the guided tour (8€ pp). For that, you need to send them an e-mail requesting a reservation (they will confirm quickly). The visit... More
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DIR1234
6 February 2015|
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Response from AdrianoBarretoRamos | Reviewed this property |
Hello David, Better than public transport is walking, and crossing the river on D. Luis bridge, a lovely iron engineering piece. It takes you lesse than 20 minutes, from the mais Port Wine Cellars. POrto as a nice daily... More
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