When you need a breath of fresh air within the city center, go to the Crystal Palace (“Palácio de Cristal”) gardens, designed in the 19th century by German landscaping architect Émile David. The gardens consist of eight hectares of luxurious greenery, romantic nooks and belvederes with astonishing views over the river. Here you may also find the Quinta da Macieirinha Romantic Museum, which is deserving of a visit, and the Porto Municipal Gallery, whose exhibitions are excellent and free. In September, the Crystal Palace hosts Porto’s book fair.
|Venue name:||Crystal Palace Gardens|
Rua D. Manuel II
|Opening hours:||Until September 30: Mon-Sun 8am-9pm. October to March: Mon-Sun 8am-7pm|