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Address: Avenida Rei Humberto II de Italia, Cascais 2750-800, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 21 482 5401
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 17:00

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Lovely place

I remember the museum used to be free a year ago,now you have to pay 3 euros, but park and chapel are still for free. Worth visiting just to see how people used to live. I love... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Joanna A
Oldham, United Kingdom
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I remember the museum used to be free a year ago,now you have to pay 3 euros, but park and chapel are still for free. Worth visiting just to see how people used to live. I love the deco. Museum is based in lovely scenery...you have chickens and peacocks living in the park, even turtles in the pond!!! :) There... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped there when doing some sightseeing on foot of Cascais, being attracted by the park surrounding the building. Not sure what to expect, we decided to "risk" the 3 euro each and to see what is waiting for us in there. The "museum" is self guided and most signs are Portuguese / English language, giving some insights on how... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

and do not let that put you off. People appreciate something they have to pay for. Loads of paintings with 19th but mainly 20th century significance, and curious decorative art. The archaeological stuff I came to see was not available on this visit, but I still found plenty new stuff to appreciate - you just have to open to new... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

beautifully restored private chateau on the waterway. Be careful of opening hours. nice views to the ocean.

Thank CatherineHoffmann
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

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... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

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... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

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!!

Thank Manuel F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

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... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

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 !

Thank crb7
Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

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... More 

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