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The Crystal Palace was elected the first of the “Seven missed wonders in Oporto”, through the “Oporto Missed” project, a contest that promoted the choice of the best historic buildings in the city that has disappeared.
According to the project promoter, the objective was to “collect the suggestions of people who remembered and missed Oporto buildings, followed by the selection of 32 monuments “considered more significant.”
The Crystal Palace was an iron and glass building built by English architect Thomas Dillen Jones to host the International Exhibition of Oporto in 1865. Inspired by London’s Crystal Palace, the Crystal Palace, with three naves with 150 meters long and 72 wide, was for nearly a century a former landmark of Oporto, until 1951 when was demolished to make way for the Sports Pavilion (current Rosa Mota Pavilion).
The Park and the Crystal Palace Gardens are a unique place in the heart of Oporto, where you can marvel at a fantastic view over the Douro river and the sea.
The Crystal Palace romantic gardens, have always been a privileged stage of various social and cultural events.
Do not miss the opportunity to know this place and make a quiet walk through the romantic gardens.