Palacio da Bolsa, Porto

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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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  • A grey, not very exciting building at the outside, but an variety of styles among the difference room and spaces of the building. It is still in use and can be visited with a guide explanation only... 
    A grey, not very exciting building at the outside, but an variety of styles among the difference room and spaces of the building. It is still in use and can be visited with a guide explanation only...  more »
  • Actually after visiting the place I was at a loss why it was so highly rated. The building is mostly interesting for these who like Neoclassical style at all its pompusness. That is about interiors... 
    Actually after visiting the place I was at a loss why it was so highly rated. The building is mostly interesting for these who like Neoclassical style at all its pompusness. That is about interiors...  more »
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  • This "palace" houses the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce. Because the only available option is the guided tour, one does not really have enough time to absorb the beauty of the building, but this did help us learn about its history (the enforcement of taking up a guided tour is understandable because the building is a workplace for the Chamber of Commerce, but I do wish they offered other options to pace it myself). They did not, however, stop us from taking a second look at some of the halls after the tour's end. There was another group touring the halls after us and we tried to steer clear so as not to disrupt them. The climax of the tour is the Arabic room, at the very end. The doors to the room will be closed, so that the entrance into the room can be more dramatic.
  • The luxury architecture and rooms are interesting and nice, lots of history. Some of the presidential portraits look like they were painted by children 🤣. Our tour was supposed to be 45 mins long. It ended up being like 20 minutes. Definitely got short-changed there. Not that much to explore. They should open up more rooms and areas for tour.

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