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Parque da Mina

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Nice tour and walk

We were passing by and decided to call in. Lovely sign at the entrance and nice small waterfall and... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2015
Kerry, Ireland
Discover Authentic Portugese Mansion from the Past

400 year old home vacated 75 years ago and left untouched. Never modernized, no plumbing, no... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2015
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“guided tour”(3 reviews)
“old house”(3 reviews)
“nice tour”(2 reviews)
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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Sitio do Vale de Boi | Caldas de Monchique, Monchique, Portugal
+351 962 079 408
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

The place is well kept and all the staff was extremely friendly. The name of this attraction is "Mine's Park" but you will find very little pertaining to the mine (just a glimpse of the old entrance) or the mining activity. The old estate house...More

2  Thank Fernando P
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Very old XV!! century manor house which is furnished with the old family's belongings. it is not suitable for those with mobility issues. There is an old ore mine entrance, Welsh mountain goats, birds, etc., and also a water fall which is rather overgrown. Worth...More

Thank sussexite
Reviewed 29 October 2015

We were passing by and decided to call in. Lovely sign at the entrance and nice small waterfall and woodland walk. We had a guided tour of the house with a lovely lady that explained everything in great detail.a bit on the expensive side for...More

Thank 190EileenS
Reviewed 25 October 2015

400 year old home vacated 75 years ago and left untouched. Never modernized, no plumbing, no electricity. Owned by wealthy family with ties to former Portuguese colony of Angola. Rare to find so much authenticity in a historic house. Magnificent cellar displays old trades of...More

Thank DaveInVancouver
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Quite expensive for what it gives, 10 euro p.p. You get a little tour through the "old" house in which they have gathered lots of old stuf from all around. Not clear how the house has really been while the residents inhabited it. So, nice...More

1  Thank Bert d
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

A homely little museum combined with a woodland walk and a few other little curiosities. You have a guided tour around the old house there which was very interesting - in fact, we had a personal tour as we were the only ones there at...More

1  Thank daddyali
Reviewed 7 September 2014

We'd been to the Parque da Mina 5 years ago and it was okay. Yesterday, we returned with my parents and it was immediately obvious that they are re-investing every penny they can into the place. The paths have been much improved (textured cement in...More

1  Thank AudreyFromGlasgow
Reviewed 18 August 2014

This was billed as a 'theme park' in our guide book. In reality it is more of a stately home and farm. The kids (10 and 7) each purchased a bag of food at the entrance and had a great time finding the animals to...More

2  Thank Julia J
Reviewed 14 May 2014

A beautiful old casa, now established as a living museum. A guided tour of the house is included in the entry fee. Each room and section of the house tells a story of the history of the place, from the medronho still in the cellar...More

1  Thank WaltzingSol
Reviewed 6 January 2014

This little mansion is a real gem for families travelling with small children, especially in winter, when 90% of Lagos region is deserted. There are animals: goats, donkeys and ponies. The goats are really friendly. The smallest pony has a size of a big dog,...More

2  Thank Anastasia K
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Now €12pp June 18