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Palacio da Bolsa

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Address: Rua Ferreira Borges S/N, Porto 4050-253, Portugal
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National Monument, located in the historical centre of the City, classified...

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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A very different Stock Exchange

Looks like the inside of a Faberge egg and the gold room is also incredible. Was a lovely tour and guide to explain the history about this special palace. Should definitely be on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Looks like the inside of a Faberge egg and the gold room is also incredible. Was a lovely tour and guide to explain the history about this special palace. Should definitely be on the list if you have a day or two to sight see.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked on 40min tour. Worth the fee, fascinating rooms plus Iranian room amazing. Do on a dull day then visit Franciscian church next door.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is actually not a palace but a stock exchange for port wine. It was built to show that those who met here had money and it delivers that objective. Each room, each piece of furniture, parquetry, ceiling is outstanding in its opulence. Look for guided tours in a language of your choice.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went along to visit the Palacio da Bolsa not realising we needed to book a guided tour in order to see the building. The next tour in English was about 50 minutes away, and fortunately there was still space on it for us (they can be fully subscribed, with a maximum of 50 people per tour). The tour itself... More 

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Monrovia, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's worth a visit if you have the time. There is a guided tour inside, very knowledgeable in the history of the place. Highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only way you can visit was with a group tour. We booked about 15 minutes before the tour was to begin in English. We had about 25 people in the group and the 60 minutes was enuogh time to see the beautiful old stock exhange building.

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ermont
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Palacio da Bolsa was built at time of the Porto's splendor in 1834. Wine producers and merchants spent here lot of money to show their wealth and the last part of the speedy visit - with guide only- is the masterpiece to persuade of it. A nice place to visit.

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Malibu, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is worthwhile to see this place if not just for the Arabian room which is beyond spectacular. On the lower floor there are beautiful mosaics. Tours are in French, English and Portuguese.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth taking the tour around this building to get some of the history and background to Porto's development

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Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour is only half an hour -- the perfect length for what you see. NB: tour is in several languages -- be sure you plan for whatever language you need. The next English tour was two hours so we went on a French tour. There are many formal rooms with beautiful marquetry flooring and beautiful carving -- and a... More 

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