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PALÁCIO DA BOLSA

Porto's Exuberant "Reception Room"

Palacio da Bolsa This pompous 19th-century building with a vast Neoclassical façade is the former stock exchange that was built to impress and earn the credibility of European investors.

Inside it could be mistaken for a royal place, especially the ornate Arab Room, an oval chamber that attempted to copy Granada's Alhambra Palace. It is now "the grand reception room" of the city where heads of state and other luminaries are received on a visit to Oporto.

Another noteworthy room is Pátio das Nações, lit by a large skylight that is a magnificent example of iron architecture. Flags of most of the countries that had trade relations with Oporto are represented here.

There is also a remarkable grand staircase with two bronze chandeliers hanging from the cupola.

How to Visit

Location: Rua de Ferreira Borges
Getting there: Bus #1
Contact: 22 339 9000
Find out more: www.palaciodabolsa.pt

Attractions Nearby

São Francisco Church
Dom Luis Bridge
Cais da Ribeira



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