Palacio Da BolsaCurrently Open [Closes at 06:30 pm]
- Address: Rua Ferreira Borges, 4050-253 Porto, Portugal
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
- Phone: +351-223399000
- Ticket Price: 7 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Architecture , Unesco Site
Palacio Da Bolsa - Review
Palacio da Bolsa served as a stock exchange building in the 1800s. The Neoclassical style façade of the Palacio da Bolsa dates back to the 19th century. Even though the general structure of the palace was finished by 1850, ornate architectural details continued to be added till the early 20th century by different architects. It has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- The ‘Nation’s Courtyard’ is the central courtyard of the palace and one of its main attractions. It has a large magnificent metallic dome lined with glass pieces and painted emblems of Portugal and nations linked to it commercially.
- The Arab Room: is a favourite with many visitors. It is distinguished from the rest of the palace by its Moorish architecture. Other rooms such as the Tribunal Room, Gold Room and Assembly Room are a quintessential symbol of luxuriant artwork and interior decoration in Portugal.
- Another beautiful feature of the Palacio da Bolsa is the elaborate staircase leading to the upper sections of the palace.
- The ceiling is painted over by António Ramalho’s magnificent frescoes.
The place is still serves as a favourite location to host State receptions.
Palacio Da Bolsa Information
- There is a restaurant on the palace premises.
- Photography inside the palace is forbidden.
- The tour is conducted in Portuguese and English.
Palacio Da Bolsa Ticket Prices
- The ticket price refers to the price of an official 30 minute tour of the palace that visitors are obliged to take.
- Children can enter for free. Discount is available for senior citizens.
How To reach Palacio Da Bolsa by Public Transport
- By Metro: Line D - Sao Bento station
Restaurants Near Palacio Da Bolsa
- Restaurante O Comercial
- Casa da Horta – Associacao Cultural
- Restaurante Cozzza Rio
- Solar Do Patio
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Things to Know Before Visiting Palacio Da Bolsa
95% of people who visit Porto include Palacio Da Bolsa in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
49.86% of people start their Palacio Da Bolsa visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Palacio Da Bolsa
85.66% of people prefer walking in order to reach Palacio Da Bolsa
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Palacio Da Bolsa, Porto Reviews
We really wanted to see it but you can't just rock up and walk in. They have tours in different languages (which is super nice idea) but you need to come and get your ticket in advance as often tours in English are full if you come last minute. Tours in each language are few times a day only, so it's necessary to plan your visit.
A beautiful historic sight to see in Porto. The tours are timed and done in language groups. I would suggest going a little early to buy the ticket and book in for your time slot, and then go grab an espresso or a beer nearby while you wait. Inside, the absolute must-see room is near the end of the tour.
The palace is beautiful and the guide was knowledgeable and friendly. He didn't rush anybody and answered all questions addressed to him. Impressive building as well as service ! A highlight of our trip to Porto !
Nice visit and very beautiful architecture. Despite of not liking tours, the English guided tour was interesting and the staff was friendly. Would have only preferred if there was the option to visit the building by myself.
Nice place to visit and see part of the most important Portuguese history: trade. Interesting architecture. Guided tours in multiple languages.