View from Crystal Palace Gardens - Porto

View from Crystal Palace Gardens - Porto

The view out over the Alfandega and River Douro from Porto's Crystal Palace gardens (Jardins do Palácio de Cristal). Set high above the riverside these landscaped gardens date back to Victorian times.

The name comes from the building of that name which was built here in 1865 to host the International Exhibition. Based on the London Crystal Palace the impressive building fell into disrepair over the years - as seems to happen in Porto! It was eventually demolished in 1951.


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Porto is considered the capital of the north and as the second largest city in Portugal, rightfully so. There are really very few similarities between Porto and Lisbon – they are both near the coast, on the banks of large rivers and...