Guided tour

Porto: Palácio da Bolsa Guided Tour

Guided tour

Porto: Palácio da Bolsa Guided Tour

From US$ 13 per person


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


  • 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
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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.

  • Palacio da Bolsa admission
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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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    A must see attraction in Porto. Makes most other European palaces pale in comparison. My advice....Don't take the last tour of the day if you can help it as you will be ushered out as soon as you are done unlike the others where you can linger on and take in the grandeur.

    March 24, 2023

    Joined the English speaking tour at 2pm. Very informative and interesting tour of the building learning about its history. Our guide Rachel presented with passion and brought to life each room we visited. 30minutes is exactly right as the duration if the tour

    March 24, 2023

    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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    March 24, 2023

    Product ID: 386184