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Parque da Mina

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Sitio do Vale de Boi | Caldas de Monchique, Monchique, Portugal
+351 962 079 408
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Stumbled upon this place as looked good from the main road, no prices until your at the window... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
890cook
via mobile
Nice little park

We went here after a trip to mount foia. The park is located some distanse away from Monchique... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Iselin H
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Parque da Mina is a complement to the offerings of aquatic fun and beach in the Algarve. In Parque da Mina travel through time, visiting a furnished house (XVIII century), some traditions the Serra de Monchique, grocery, shoemaker, carpentry, dressmaker, distillery of berries (medronho), agriculture, manufacture of bread and honey, cork extraction, ore extraction, manufacture of charcoal, farm animals, old means of transport, sightseeing, suspended bridge on the waterfall, wetland for warmer days, spaces for picnics, children's fun and events. In Parque da Mina you can live a fantastic adventure double between culture and fun.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good44%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“guided tour” (3 reviews)
“old house” (3 reviews)
“small cafe” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sitio do Vale de Boi | Caldas de Monchique, Monchique, Portugal
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+351 962 079 408
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"old house"
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"small cafe"
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"the main road"
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"nice tour"
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"most places"
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"suspension bridge"
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"original furniture"
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"portuguese family"
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"entry fee"
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"year olds"
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"farm animals"
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"worth a visit"
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"maze"
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"mirror"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this place as looked good from the main road, no prices until your at the window paying €24 to get in... ok, there wasn't anything to see?? We didn't see a museum there was one building but the door was closed? Maybe because...More

1  Thank 890cook
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here after a trip to mount foia. The park is located some distanse away from Monchique along the main road heading to Portimao. There is a big sign you can see from the road and there is a lot of parking outside the...More

Thank Iselin H
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Really nice tour of the old house by the staff, with full historic information given, and very interesting tales. Nice to wander around and see the animals and the remains of the mine. A place where you could also take a picnic and spend half...More

Thank LisbonNZgirl
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

We drove past and thought we would give it a try. A very interesting old house, 300 years old, with lots of rooms set out as they might have been all those years ago. Not good for 70 year olds with a walking aid, but...More

Thank grahambard
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This place is a triumph of marketing over reality. Expensive reality too at 10 euros each. I couldn't work out what the place was trying to be. If this was meant to be an educational experience...and it has the potential to be one...then it failed...More

2  Thank Ian L
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Had a stroll only outside, so can't judge the museum part. Not much to see,really. Some lonely farm animals, caged pigeons (plenty), nice plants and greenery and that's about it. For 10eur per person I expected to see more.

1  Thank Anna G
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Very interesting how old-times rich portuguese family lived. The guides are very nice and know everything.

Thank traveller432506
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Interesting place to visit and receive experience about rich Portuguese family who created this place, house, businesses in the past. Beautiful museum/house with old style equipped rooms. A lot of animals, great views and café inside.

Thank Gevlych
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

It was worth a visit for the tour of the house and the views. The animals seemed to be a bit of an afterthought and not in the best way. They could certainly do a lot more with the space they have.

Thank Julie D
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Located halfway up Monchique near Caldo de Monchique on the main road, you can see the entrance by the way of an impressive waterfall, climbing up the toward the entrance you will find the original impressive house that is seeped in history along with many...More

2  Thank cometoportugal
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