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Wednesday 1 December

Informal Get-together at the Palacio de Bolsa

On Wednesday evening 1 December at 19:00 there will be the opportunity to have dinner in a unique location in Porto, the Palacio de Bolsa!

The Get-together costs 15 euro and this includes drinks and food.  So no need to make dinner plans for that evening.

If you want to bring your unregistered partner to this evening, you are free to do so.  A fee of 30 euro will be charged.  This fee needs to be paid for on site at the Palacio de Bolsa.

The Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Palace) is a historical building in Porto. The Palace was built in the 19th century by the city's Commercial Association (Associação Comercial) in Neoclassical style.

It is located in the historical centre of Porto, designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The Palácio da Bolsa is located beside the St Francis Church of Porto, which was once part of the St Francis Convent, founded in the 13th century. In 1832, during the Liberal Wars, a fire destroyed the cloisters of the convent, sparing the church. In 1841, Queen Mary II donated the convent ruins to the merchants of the city, who decided to use the spot to build the seat of the Commercial Association.

Building work began in 1842 following the plans of Porto architect Joaquim da Costa Lima Júnior, who designed a Neoclassical palace of Palladian influence, inspired by previous structures built in the city. Most of the palace was finished by 1850, but the decoration of the interior was only completed in 1910 and involved several different artists.

More pictures can be found here.


Palácio da Bolsa
Rua Ferreira Borges,
4050-253 Porto