Palácio da Bolsa in Porto
Historic Building in Porto
The Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Palace) can be found in the very centre of the city is currently the headquarters of Porto’s Commercial Association.
The Stock Exchange Palace, also known as Palácio da Bolsa, is a historical building in Porto, Portugal. It was built in the 19th century by the city’s Commercial Association in a Neoclassical style and is located in the Infante D. Henrique Square in the historical center of Porto, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The palace is located next to the St Francis Church of Porto, which was once part of a 13th century convent. A fire destroyed the convent’s cloisters in 1832 but spared the church. In 1841, Queen Mary II donated the convent’s ruins to the merchants of the city, who decided to use the site to build the palace. Construction began in 1842, with plans by Porto architect Joaquim da Costa Lima Júnior. The palace was mostly completed by 1850, but the interior decoration was not finished until 1910 and involved various artists. The Palácio da Bolsa has been designated as a National Monument since 1982.
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Visiting Palácio da Bolsa in Porto
April – October: 9 am – 6:30 pm.
November – March: 9 am – 12:30 pm and 2 pm – 5:30 pm.
Adults: € 10 (£ 8.90) Student Card and Seniors: € 6.50 (£ 5.80) Children under 12: free