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Grand 19th century stately home

The Casa de Santa Maria was built in 1903 for an Irish aristocrat George O’Neil, who had made a... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
Steve_of_N21
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London, United Kingdom
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Our hotel, Vila Gale, gave us vouchers for the local museums. We made use of them with a visit to... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
Kim W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really lovely house, you pay 4 euros for admittance to it and the lighthouse (although don't expect to go up except on Wednesdays). The house is really cool, though, and quiet. Glad I went.

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

If you like architecture and portugese tiles, this house is a must. I had the good luck to get a free private tour by a very well informed and enthusiastic guide who leads visitors around the house during the summer.

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

The Casa de Santa Maria was built in 1903 for an Irish aristocrat George O’Neil, who had made a fortune from selling tobacco. Although stripped of a lot of the original furnishings the ceilings and Portuguese tiles rescued from a ruined chaple near Lisbon are...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

We did not go in but looks like a nice landmark where people sit around and enjoy the small marina. Very close to the main streets. Supposedly free for "seniors".

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

By walking in Cascais there are a lot to visit, the nice Casa de Santa Maria, near the lightower, a beautiful house in 1760, a perfect exemple of the taste of that time with enorm spaces, a real splendour.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Our hotel, Vila Gale, gave us vouchers for the local museums. We made use of them with a visit to Casa Dr Santa Maria among other places of interest. Overlooking the water's edge, this is a beautiful setting with great views from the upper floor....More

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Very well restaured building in a nice garden setting directly at the waterfront. By the way, most accommodations offer a voucher for free en tries into all 18 municipal sites.

1  Thank Templier84
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We stumble across this place when walking to the lighthouse. People were lounging on the banks and in the water and it looked so inviting! We didn't actually go in to the museum itself but i just wanted to comment on the grounds outside, they...More

Thank Vee K
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Easy to find; right on the walking path along the Cascais coast, for 3 Euros you can view an early 19th century house designed by Raul Lino. Not overly furnished but a walk through the main, upper and basement floors are interesting. House remains cool...More

1  Thank Challenger01
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We did not expect much, but this is an easy/quick museum - a lovely house that was built in 3 stages. The view of gorgeous - over the ocean, a small lagune and a marina. Unfortuantely, not furnished, but the photographs give you an idea...More

Thank Ruti A
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