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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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Lovely guided tour

Really nice tour of the old house by the staff, with full historic information given, and very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LisbonNZgirl
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Lisbon
February visit 2018

We drove past and thought we would give it a try. A very interesting old house, 300 years old, with... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2018
grahambard
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Very good43%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“guided tour” (3 reviews)
“old house” (3 reviews)
“nice tour” (2 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 February 18, 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 September 10, 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

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Reviewed September 4, 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.

Thank Anna G
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Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed July 12, 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 May 7, 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 March 17, 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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Reviewed March 14, 2017

Pargue da Mina, give yourself a one hour walk around the old Farmhouse, set out with original furniture and dummies dressed in original clothing. All done with a guide speaking your own language. Visit the cafe/bar for refreshment, then wander around the enclosed paddocks with...More

Thank Richard G
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Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Have knack off finding ok places that we have to ourselves. Only visitors when went (nearby forest fires putting others off we told). Worth visit. Nice house. Mirror maze fun. Chilled walk around the scrub and forest setting...

Thank hoho0482
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