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The Stock Exchange Palace (Portuguese: Palácio da Bolsa) is a historical building in Porto, Portugal. The palace was built in the 19th century by the city's Commercial Association (Portuguese: Associação Comercial do Porto) in Neoclassical style. It is located in the Infante D. Henrique Square in the historical centre of Porto, designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
|Monday||9:00 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Tuesday||9:00 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Sunday||9:00 AM – 6:30 PM|
Amazing. One of the most beautiful buildings I've ever visited. It took 40 years only to build it's stairs which were carved manually. Lots of handmade art inside of it. Worth taking the guided tour which is free and gives lots of information to tourists.
Beautiful historical building (Palace) with classic architecture. It is a big one and has many rooms with beautiful decoration. The tour is an interesting and educational one. It is a popular tourist attraction, with many groups as well as indepentent visitors.
A beautiful building well worth a visit. A bit overpriced. I was unable to take good pictures of the best rooms, especially the Arab Room, as they were rented out for events. Great they can make money from events but you shouldn't have to pay so much when rooms are set up for a conference. Somewhat disappointing that they continue to make the money grab from tourism at the same time as they collect thousands for events and you get to take pictures of a guy setting up chairs for a conference. My advice to them: events or tours. Not compatible. We should have been told before we paid that some areas were closed or not suitable for photography.
The guide didnt seem so happy with her job. The place could be more interesting if the story would be told in the right way
Lovely Palace, with rich historical landmarks!But to visit inside the palace you will have to get a paid(8€) guided tour, which is offered in different languages, for only half an hour. Most attractive part of the Palace is the Arabic room.They also have cafe and washrooms for tourists inside the palace
A unique architecture with rich Portuguese traditional ornaments. An event to remember
No information saying they only do a few tours in English on each day and you cannot self guide around. Tours were sold out for the day and only one available at 4pm next day and sadly we were leaving. Gutted as it is meant to be lovely and we don’t need a tour - nowhere else in Portugal has needed you to join a tour so we are very disappointed.
Amazing! The Arabian room is faab!!! Honestly, I felt like I was in a real fairy tale! That gold really sparkles! Looking forward to discovering more of the this beautiful city!!!
One of the most visited sites in Porto, the Palacio da Bolsa is renowned for its exquisite neoclassical facade and ornate gilded Arabian Hall. This massive building located in the historic center of Porto. Once acted as the city's stock exchange. While you can admire the palace's exterior for free, the only way to get in is through a guide tour. The price is a little too high and not being able to take photos is discouraging. But the sheer splendor of the interior and learning the history behind the building is worth the price.
Unfortunately, we did not have a good experience. After reading reviews we specifically asked when booking the mandatory tour, in person, if there were any events going on so our tour experience would not be inhibited (for the tour and picture taking sake). We were reassured, many times, that there was no event taking place and all rooms would be open. During our tour there was an event taking place in basically the whole palace in which the staff said they had been setting up for numerous days. So not only was there the ciaos of an event being set up, but rooms were filled with staff and furniture, our tour was extremely rushed, and it was so hard to hear our ONE guide for our group of 30 people with the event. When I talked to the staff about my issue they seemed to care less. With a almost 20 euro entry fee for two it seemed more like a money making scam and was disappointing to say the least. I would say ask before hand, but that didn't seem to help.
5.50 euro with student discount. Informative tour. Very noisy inside because they are often organizing parties. Recommend if you can get the discount! Tour was about 50 minutes
Nice place to visit and see part of the most important Portuguese history: trade. Interesting architecture. Guided tours in multiple languages.
The palace is beautiful and the guide was knowledgeable and friendly. He didn't rush anybody and answered all questions adressed to him. Impressive building as well as service ! A highlight of our trip to Porto !