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Parque da Mina

#6 of 20 things to do in Monchique Features Animals
Sitio do Vale de Boi | Caldas de Monchique, Monchique, Portugal
+351 962 079 408
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Interesting museum/zoo

Interesting place to visit and receive experience about rich Portuguese family who created this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisbon, Portugal
Interesting house

It was worth a visit for the tour of the house and the views. The animals seemed to be a bit of an... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Julie D
Elsenham, 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.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average22%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Sitio do Vale de Boi | Caldas de Monchique, Monchique, Portugal
+351 962 079 408

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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
Reviewed 16 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
Reviewed 13 March 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
Reviewed 8 September 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
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We visited here for around four hours on a hot August morning. The place was incredibly quiet considering that it was holiday season and so it was lovely and peaceful, an ideal change from the busy tourist areas of the Algarve. It cost us €26...More

1  Thank DBCMacclesfield
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Don't come here expecting too much, and enjoy a peaceful stroll around this interesting property. We spent a few hours here with our 2 year old daughter who enjoyed the various things on offer. There seems to be little else to do up in the...More

1  Thank Stuart R
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We came across this Parque by accident and what a thoroughly enjoyable day we all had. We had guided tour of the house by Antonio who made it so much fun, interesting and inspiring. It was just like time stood still. We then had a...More

Thank clare k
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Have driven past this place a few times but wasn't sure what it actually was. It's an invite to how people used to live before electricity and running water about 300 years ago. Wasn't sure if my children would find it boring but they loved...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Visited here on an afternoon bimble, having seen it locally advertised. Easy to find, and not at all crowded. Lovely walk around the estate, shady areas, and interesting artefacts scattered around. Small cafe for a quick drink, then guided tour round the house - great...More

Thank bluecat115
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Response from Nadia F | Reviewed this property |
No, its 10 euros. Regards