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Gardens of Palácio de Cristal

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  • Streets & Gardens
  • Parks, Gardens,
  • Address: Rua de D. Manuel II, 4050-346 Porto
  • Tel.: +351 225320080
  • Opening hours: summer (apr-sep) 8:00-21:00 winter (oct-mar) 8:00-19:00
  • Cost: Free(-)
  • Tags: Unmissable
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  • The Gardens of Palácio de Cristal, Quinta da Macieirinha (where the Romantic Museum is located) and Quinta Tait form a magnificent park from where you can enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the river Douro and the sea. The romantic gardens of Palácio de Cristal, designed in the nineteenth century by the architect Émile David, have always been a special background for various events. It gets its name from The Crystal Palace which was built here in the 1860's. In 1956, it was substituted by the Rosa Mota Pavilion according to a project by the architect Carlos Loureiro. It currently occupies an area of approximately 8 ha. It has exotic plants and rare large trees, rose gardens, fountains, a pond with many birds and animals and a children's playground. Lime tree avenue is the most striking axis of this park and is lined by the Almeida Garrett Municipal Library and Galeria do Palácio (art gallery), Acoustic Shell and Chapel of Carlos Alberto.
  • GPS: 41.146910872146, -8.6267137527466
  • E-mail: parquesurbanos@cm-porto.pt
  • Nearest Wi-fi/hotspot: Wifi Porto Digital - Biblioteca Almeida Garrett
  • Bus: STCP - 1M, STCP - 200, STCP - 201, STCP - 207, STCP - 208, STCP - 303, STCP - 500, STCP - 501, STCP - 507, STCP - 601, STCP - ZM, STCP - 12M, STCP - 13M
  • Tram: STCP - Circular trip Massarelos - Carmo, STCP - Infante - Passeio Alegre
  • Sightseeing Tours: City Sightseeing Portugal - Blue Line, Red Line; Yellow bus - Historical Porto
  • Recommended for: Couples, Families, Seniors

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