Palacio da Bolsa, Porto

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Civic Center · Architectural Building
Tour Palacio da Bolsa, a 19th-century stock-market palace, and walk through the lavish rooms of the assembly and tribunal. Built by the Commercial Association in 1850, the building was improved upon and decorated until 1910. See the courtyard room, filled with arched doorways and covered by a large octagonal metallic and glass dome. You can explore quaint chambers that host allegorical paintings, rustic furniture, sculptures, and antique objects. Visit the most lavish room at the site, the Moorish Revival-styled reception hall, which once welcomed important personalities and leaders. Use our Porto tour planner to visit Palacio da Bolsa on your trip to Porto, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Beautiful palace not to be missed. Call ahead to find out when the tour is for your language. Tours are informative, cost 10 euro and are 30 minutes long. It was a very welcome change from churches.....  more »
  • Amazing experience and tour, book ahead by going to the venue as you may not be able to get the tour for your language (ours was English) for that day. So do stand in the queue and wait to book a...  more »
  • A must see in your sightseeing and visiting. It's a guided tour, and a good one, with several historical details regarding construction, politics and fun facts. The ballroom is gorgeous, and the now empty trade floor is amazing.
  • A palace honoring commerce that must be visited on a guided tour. Built on the site of a former church building the structure shows off the best of the fine arts and crafts of the past. The unique Moorish style ballroom is astounding. Granite stairs lead to magnificent rooms upstairs with a view of the tiled entrance. Nice toilets available for visitors and a gift shop.

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