Jardins do Palácio de Cristal

In the centre of Porto, the Palácio de Cristal gardens are the ideal spot to get away from the town’s tumult. The original Palácio de Cristal was demolished in 1951 to give room to the Pavilhão do Desporto, later baptized as Pavilhão Rosa Mota. From the origin space which remounts to 1860 and was planed by F. W. Shieds to shelter industrial and agricultural exhibitions, its vast garden is preserved. The leafy trees, the flower beds, a lake, fountains, animals that run freely and the little niches to reveal, create the perfect atmosphere for a long walk though this romantic gardens, while enjoying the beautiful view over the Douro River. To the younger visitors there is a special place and the possibility to discover exotic plants and animals not familiar to an urban space.


Rua Dom Manuel II
4150, Porto


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