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Castello Brown

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Address: Via alla Penisola 13a, Portofino, Italy
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we didn't actually go inside the castle, because we didn't want to pay the entrance fee. so we just wondered around the park and man it is GORGEOUS. Olive trees everywhere and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we didn't actually go inside the castle, because we didn't want to pay the entrance fee. so we just wondered around the park and man it is GORGEOUS. Olive trees everywhere and the views on the ocean, coast and portofino are breathtaking. a quick and fairly easy 15minute walk from downtown portofino.

Thank slaurenb19
Frankfurt, Germany
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48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting trip to the top, where one can take brilliant photos of Portofino. The castle is also worth viewing from the historical point of view. You need good walking shoes to walk up the steep pathway.

Thank Celeste F
London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the surrounding area of the castle. Be sure to walk down to the water on the park trail and sit above on the grounds to see the beautiful view. If you don't enter the castle you should not be charged.

Thank DannyinLondon2
Preston, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

So disappointed in this place. Entrance fee was €5 per person. It took us two minutes to look around as there was nothing to see. No original features, I felt like I was viewing a property to buy. No signs of history what so ever. The first thing you're greeted with as you walk in is a cafe stand and... More 

Thank VictoriaBoyle
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Well worth visiting this rather grand villa just for the splendid view of Portofino below. Art work, paintings and sculptures, exhibitions. Good photographic opportunities towards the sea and the town of Portofino. You need to walk uphill.

Thank Carol55334
West Midlands, England
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Castello Brown is a house museum with not a great deal inside and not as big as you might think. However, at such a small cost to enter it is worth visiting for the spectacular views of Portofino Marina. There is also a very nice outside area for refreshments. There are 2 ways to reach the castle and we went... More 

Kennesaw, Georgia
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165 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Great view and a moderate hike. There are two directional signs - one for Castello Brown and the other for a view -- they both end up at the same spot. We hike up one way and down the other so that was nice.

Thank Barbara J
Ottawa, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This castle is worth a visit and yet another proof of the strong influence and love the English had for this beautiful place in Earth in the 1800s.

Thank NikkiSunshine
Kitzbuhel, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This is a must see if you are in Portofino! There s a charge to enter but it's worth the money! the view from the top is magnificent and you will have some of the best pics of your life.

Thank nedialkon
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The hype is not real, oh and they don't take credit cards so make sure you have cash otherwise you will hike 10 minutes on a path to only walk down. However the view from the entrance is pretty impressive.

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