Porto Tourism - Official Portal
Porto wants to see your photos.
This is also your space. Share your best photos in our flickr group and then see them here. Join in!
Porto
by

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...
Lusitana Lusitana
Local accommodation
Located near the art galleries in the Miguel Bombarda area, next to the National Museum of Soares dos Reis, to the general Hospital de Santo António a...
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...
Three Houses Apartments Three Houses Apartments
Apartments
In the city centre, next to Casa da Música and the art galleries zone, in renewed buildings from the 19th century, the apartments Three Houses offer a...
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...
Alfarroba Alfarroba
Restaurants
Every day Alfarroba serves tasty, colourful and healthy vegetarian and vegan dishes. Desserts are made with fructose and contain no egg. Dinners and b...
Rota do Chá Rota do Chá
Cafés, Tea houses and Ice cream shops
For those who enjoy tea, this is a hotspot, with more than 300 varieties of teas and sui generis decor. The entrance is a room with Indian decor a...
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...
Port Wine Museum Port Wine Museum
Museums and Theme centres
The Port Wine Museum is settled on the ground floor of the Cais Novo warehouse, a building from the seventeenth century which was built to be the wine...
Tower of Pedro Sem Tower of Pedro Sem
Monuments
Documentally known since the 15th century, the tower belonged to descendents of Pedro do Sem, Chancellor of King D. Afonso IV, and was then passed ont...
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...
Metamorfose Metamorfose
Exhibition centres and Art galleries
Atelier-gallery located near Soares dos Reis National Museum and the Gardens of Palácio de Cristal.

What's on

Noites Ritual
19.09.2014
Later than usual and part of the alternative programme of the Porto Book Fair, the Ritual Nights are...
19.09.2014
Later than usual and part of the alternative programme of the Porto Book Fair, the Ritual Nights are...