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Porto branch - a guided tour of the Palácio de Cristal gardens

BHSP Members & Non- members are welcome

Date and time: Saturday, 26th of November 2022, at 14.30.

Place: meet at the Rua de Dom Manuel II entrance to the Palácio de Cristal gardens, followed by tea and an illustrated talk at Macaréu’, Rua João das Regras, No. 151, near the Praça da República. Those with cars are kindly asked to consider giving a lift after the tour to those without.  NB. In the event of rain, please bring adequate rainproof wear and /or umbrellas.

Programme:  this tour will be given by an expert on the Palácio and its gardens. The original Palácio was built during the reign of King D. Luís to host the great International Exhibition of Porto in 1865, which was organised by the then Associação Industrial Portuense, now the Associação Empresarial de Portugal. Designed by the Britsih architect Thomas Dillen Jones, it was modelled on London's Crystal Palace. The building was demolished in 1951, to make way for the Pavilhão dos Desportos, which was later renamed the Pavilhão Rosa Mota. The gardens were designed by the German landscape architect Emil David (1839-1873), and preserve the original design to this day.


Cost: €10.00 for Members and Non-members alike – payable on the day.

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Booking: please let Alan Dawber know whether you wish to attend the tour and/or the tea & talk with name/s and e-mail/telephone number contacts to, or telephone or SMS to Alan on 966497183 by Thursday 24th November.