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“Maybe it is all about museum?”
Review of Parque da Mina

Parque da Mina
Ranked #5 of 13 things to do in Monchique
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
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.

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Reviewed 13 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.

1  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 eclectic artifact and antique as well as many everyday curious. The park is a mix of many things from animals Ponies, Donkeys, & Pot bellied pigs to vintage cars. there is a basement museum showing how the Distilled liquor madronho 'Fire Water' is made. the park s ideal for families or just couple,s you do come away and feel you have learnt something which most places don't offer. There is a cafe where you can get a snack and drink and the place hold large venues. If you are looking for something a little bit different and also want to know a little about the Algarve then this is the place to be there is a good guide on offer who can tell you everything you need to know about all the displays on show. Good value for money as there is not time limit as to how long you stay and you can take your own picnic which I would recommend to make the day a little more special.

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