From the outside this place looks like the castle in the Disney logo, but Disney didn't exist when the Irish tobacco magnate Jorge (presumably George) O'Neill had it built on the Portuguese coast. It's deliberately over the top and fairy-tale like, and the inside doesn't offer anything as magical as the exterior. Having said that, it's not bad. The €3... 更多
Even cheap-ish entrance fee 3€ felt a bit much for this place. The museum was a lot smaller than we expected, especially when parts of the museum were closed for some reason. For the part that was open, there were some nice paintings, tiles and furniture. Staff was taking pictures from each other on a great balcony and I happened... 更多
If you are in the area, this small museum is definitely worth a visit. An really expensive and luxurious mansion where you can visit different rooms, each of them with its own particularities like the music room, the library, etc. Every detail should be taken into account, event the roof and the ceilings!!
This extravagant mansion was left to the public by its second owners, who also donated a lot of their belongings. That gives this little museum a personal touch because you're seeing a lot of these people's taste - it's a bit like being on a very expensive version of Come Dine With Me. There were works of art from various... 更多
A most interesting museum which gives a very good feel for the history of the area. Lots of beauty throughout including some lovely tilework. The museum was not busy which allowed for as much time as one wanted to appreciate the crystal chandeliers, artwork etc. A must see if in the area !
Unfortunately the museum was closed when we were there; however, it was worth the visit just to see the exterior of this magnificent house and its gorgeous location. It is a mansion built in 1900 by Jorge O'Neill, complete with turrets and whimsical architecture - very castle like. The house later became owned by Count Manuel de Castro Guimaraes who... 更多
This is a lovely small museum if you're in the area well worth a visit. We were lucky on the day we visited that there were choral rehearsals taking place for a concert and the music really added to the ambience as we wandered around. It's a beautiful looking building with some interesting exhibits and explanations in english as well... 更多
What a beautiful museum. Very relaxed visit: allowed to wander around at leisure taking photos. Beautiful furniture, artefacts and paintings. Mosaic work was superb.
This is one of the best house museums I have been it. The house is just magnificent and the artifacts are beautifully displayed. The house itself is typical Portuguese style with beautiful tiling. There are some wonderful paintings, magnificent furniture and truly amazing sculptures on display. The house is situated in a large park complete with hens and peacocks. In... 更多