Guided tour

Porto: Palácio da Bolsa Guided Tour

Porto: Palácio da Bolsa Guided Tour

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From US$ 10.54 per person

Booked 30 times yesterday

Take a guided tour of the Palácio da Bolsa, a neoclassical style building located in the heart of Porto and considered one of Portugal's most important historic monuments.

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Valid 30 minutes
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English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Palacio da Bolsa with a certified guide
  • Explore one of Portugal's most important and visited monuments
  • Take in the beauty and architecture of a neoclassical style building dating back to 1842
  • Get to know the story behind the building where the Porto Stock Exchange was located
Full description

Explore the historic Palácio da Bolsa in Porto with an entry ticket and guided tour. Discover master architectural work completed over 3 generations and pass through the elegant rooms in a palace that's over 180-years-old.

The Associação Comercial do Porto started the construction of the Palácio da Bolsa, its headquarters, and property in 1842. Over three generations, many masters and craftsmen worked to build this architectural jewel of the 19th century in neoclassical style.

Great names in architecture, painting, sculpture, and decorative arts contributed to the construction of the building, which is now classified as a National Monument and one of the main attractions of Porto e Norte, receiving more than 450,000 visitors annually.

During this guided tour with a certified guide from Palacio da Bolsa, you will visit the authentic and impressive rooms of a building that is now over 180 years old.

Learn about how the building has received governors from almost every country in the world and is the location of most of the official state receptions held in the north of Portugal.

Includes
  • Palacio da Bolsa admission
  • Tour guide
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    • The guided tour language is marked according to the order of arrival and, depending on the language of your preference, you might have to wait for a group to be complete
    •  Please note that the only way to visit Palácio da Bolsa is through a guided tour; it is not possible to explore the building on your own
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    4.4 /5

    based on 1181 reviews

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    Rachael ( or was it Rachel?) was very knowledgeable about the multitude of details about the design, function and History of not only the Palácio de Bolsa but shared many “side stories” about former “Big-Shots” who were portrayed throughout the various rooms we toured. I was VERY disappointed that the MAIN ROOM I was eager to tour ( The former Trading Floor) was taken-over by an Urban Planning Event, & as a result was “off-limits” to those who paid to view the space. For being on-the-job, for only 6 months Rachael’s ability to offer a richly informative experience was an asset to Portugal’s Department of Tourism.

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    November 23, 2022

    The booking process is unusual but the Palacios is magnificent. Buy your ticket online (there is a senior discount if you look for it) then go to the Palacio & schedule a tour time (ours was an hour later) & be prepared to wait or come back later. Well worth it though.

    November 7, 2022

    Even if you have bought a ticket online, you have to wait in the one line up to book a tour in a chosen language and then wait again for that tour to begin; not very efficient and only when you get to the front do you see a small notice that says certain people- pregnant/elderly/disabled can go to the front without waiting! The half hour tour itself was very good and the building is well worth visiting. There is a restaurant on site in one corner offering a lunch menu; unfortunately there is no information easily available as you wait in line about what is being offered so presumably you need to check online ahead if you are interested. There is definitely room for improvement in the organization of visits.

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    October 29, 2022

    Product ID: 386184