Gardens of Palácio de Cristal

Destaque
Photo:
  • Streets & Gardens
  • Parks, Gardens,
  • Address: Rua de D. Manuel II, 4050-346 Porto
  • Tel.: +351 225320080
  • Opening hours: 1apr-30sep 8:00-21:00 1oct-31mar 8:00-19:00
  • Cost: Free(-)
  • Tags: Accessibilities, Unmissable
  • TripadvisorFoursquare
  • Accessible for people with impairments: Physical
  • The Romantic Gardens of Palácio de Cristal occupy an area of 8 hectares in Porto's centre and they were designed in the 19th century by the German landscape architect Émille David, in the context of constructing the building of Palácio de Cristal (Crystal Palace). Currently, the following still remain preserved in accordance with the original project: Jardim Émille David at the main entrance, Avenida das Tílias, the forest and the balconies' design over the river Douro. We can also contemplate magnificent panoramic views over the river and the city that the viewpoints in strategic places offer to us. It is to be noted that these gardens, making a good use of the botanic heritage and of the ludic-cultural dynamics, is home to an Environmental Education Centre.
  • GPS: 41.146910872146, -8.6267137527466
  • E-mail: parquesurbanos@cm-porto.pt
  • Fax: +351 225320086
  • 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

Nearby

Oporto City Flats - Bairro Ignez Apartment Oporto City Flats - Bairro Ignez Apartment
Apartments
The Bairro Ignez, construction that dates back to 1500, is part of the former Convent of Monchique in the town's historic center. The Casa 3 (third ho...
Eurostars Hotel das Artes Eurostars Hotel das Artes
This hotel, surrounded by museums, is located in the Miguel Bombarda art gallery district. It is housed in two buildings: one historic and the other...
Cp Apartamentos - Rosário Cp Apartamentos - Rosário
Apartments
Inserted in a renovated historical building, the apartments present a modern decoration and a totally equipped kitchenette with meal and living areas ...
Favorita Favorita
Local accommodation
Favorita is not just another design hotel, but a house where everyone will feel at home, and that offers a blend of modern furniture and vintage items...
Assador Típico Assador Típico
Restaurants
Located in an antique house on a Porto alleyway where D. Manuel II lived, this restaurant was founded in 1984. It has a capacity of 305 and its workin...
Restaurante Rio Restaurante Rio's
Restaurants
Located in the HF Ipanema Porto Hotel, in the Campo Alegre area, this restaurant serves Portuguese and international cuisine.Rio's has been confirmi...
Onda Tropical Burguer - D. Manuel II Onda Tropical Burguer - D. Manuel II
Restaurants
The Group Onda Tropical Burguer came on the scene in 1996 filling a gap in the market which existed between the fast food establishments and the tradi...
Taberna Zé do Telhado Taberna Zé do Telhado
Restaurants
The restaurant Zé do Telhado is located in the historical part of Porto, in front of the Church of Corpo Santo de Massarelos. With a 19th-century ambi...
Colher (Spoon) Fountain Colher (Spoon) Fountain
Statues & Sculptures
The Colher (Spoon) Fountain owes its name to the tax on goods paid to the bishop of Porto, also known as 'colher (spoon)'.This fountain is adjoined ...
Rua de Miguel Bombarda Rua de Miguel Bombarda
Streets & Gardens
650 metres long, Rua de Miguel Bombarda is one of the cultural arteries of modern times. With several art galleries and new commercial trends, it has ...
British Church of St James British Church of St James
Religious venues
Built between 1815 and 1817, it was dedicated to St. James in 1842.The shape of the building has been changed over the years, evolving from a simple...
Fundação Manuel António da Mota Fundação Manuel António da Mota
Exhibition centres and Art galleries
The Foundation counts with an expository and polyvalent area of great dimensions, areas of catering, reception and circulation, and an auditory with c...