Crystal Palace Gardens
This beautifully landscaped park is dominated by a huge domed pavilion built in 1956 which replaced the 19th century iron-and-glass “Crystal Palace.” Today’s pavilion serves as a venue for concerts and sporting events.
It is surrounded by a lake, flowerbeds, and roaming peacocks, all overlooking the Douro River, of which there are superb views.
There is also a multimedia library, an auditorium, a cafeteria, and the Romantic Museum.
Across the street from the park entrance is the gateway to the city’s art galleries district (Rua Miguel Bombarda has the largest number).
How to Visit
Location: Rua D. Manuel II
Getting there: Several buses, including #3, 20, 35, 37