Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Palace) is a multipurpose palace that is situated in the Portuguese city, Porto. The building was opened in 1850, it was built on the grounds of an old convent and was ordered by the Commercial Association. The palace was built to a Neo-Classical style with local influences that was designed by architect Joaquim da Costa Lima Júnior. The interior of the palace was completed in 1910, it is mostly a work of art created by many artists. The palace is seen as a national monument. It is used for multiple purposes at present, which includes the hosting of official royal receptions.
The palace is a 10-minute walk from one of the main transport hubs of the city ‘Sao Bento’. The 1 tram stops close by to the palace at ‘Infante’. The 1, 23, 57 and 91 buses also stop close by.
Opening Times and Admission
The palace is open for people to tour on most days throughout the year, April to October 9am-6.30pm and November to March 9am-12.30pm and 2pm-5.30pm. Admission to the tour costs 8 euros for adults and 4.50 euros for concessions.