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Palacio da Bolsa

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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...more
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:30
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Rua Ferreira Borges S/N, Porto 4050-253, Portugal
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+351 22 339 9013
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Reviewed yesterday

Seeing this beautiful building affectionately also called the "Stock Exchange Palace" (As Rick Steves says, "It is neither a stock exchange nor a palace!") requires that one take a tour, and it is well worth the time and small price of the tour. There are...More

Thank LaurieB980
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Palacio was close to our apartment. We stopped by in the AM to see when the next tour was in English as they are all guided tours. We were greeted by Renalda at the ticket counter (sorry if I got her name spelled wrong)....More

Thank sadieh923
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is one of those places where seniors like us get in half price (€5.50 each). We were disappointed to find when we arrived here that it was only possible to get in as part of a tour party, with the next English tour with...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

You must join a tour to visit which is definitely worth the few Euros required to enter. Good example of 19th century building expertise.

Thank Fair23
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were a bit disappointed bythe fact that you are obliged to book a guided tour and cannot walk around yourself. However, they offer nice student discounts and our English group was not too big. We enjoyed our tour from about 30 minutes.

Thank Lise S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went here on a private tour and thought it was attractively designed. The Arabic room is over the top but amazing to see. There is a lot of Portuguese history to learn on this tour

Thank maapar
Reviewed 6 days ago

You need a tour for this one but it’s worth it. Really interesting history and some big lovely surprises.

Thank ajarvis41
Reviewed 1 week ago

Actually, everything in the Stock Exchange was sheer eye candy delight. The large courtyard is domed with glass and iron, the staircases have the most beautiful cherubs holding tons of light fixtures, rooms showcase exquisite details requiring the most expert craftsmen to execute and (everywhere...More

Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place runs organized tours in several languages. We had an English tour, narrated by excellent Ms. Renata. You get to learn a bunch of stuff about Porto and Portugal as well, and Salao Araba at the end is truly breathtaking. Recommended!

Thank Jan K
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting tour of rooms and furniture representing international commerce. Note that viewing is by guided-tour only. Our group consisted of about 50 persons. We expected that english tours run every 1/2 hour. In fact, we arrived at 10AM, and the 10:30 was already...More

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Achaya_I
22 June 2018|
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Response from Lee P | Reviewed this property |
Just turned up and booked the English language tour which started 2 hours later. Very interesting, worth doing.
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magedit24
19 June 2018|
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Response from JandBPGB | Reviewed this property |
I contacted the Palacio on line and was advised that securing a pre-booking was not possible.My understanding is that the tickets are sold at the Palacio, with tours in different languages run on a schedule determined each... More
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swiss0723
8 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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