Quinta De Villar d'Allen
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Gardens
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Visit Villar d' Allen estate and its 5 gardens built between 1780 and 1839. First Romantic garden ever built in Portugal (classified as Estate of Public Interest). Guides Tour of the 5 gardens + coffee = 3,50 Plus 9,00 for visiting to the museum and Port Wine Tasting.
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Lorraine2010
Annecy, France297 contributions
May 2019
We visited Villar d'Allen which is known for its magnificent grove of camellias. The owner, Dona Isa, is an expert on camellias and one is named the John Allen Camellia. The first floor of the house is kept as it was in 1840. John Allen, educated at Georgetown USA, got into the port production and trade in the 1800s. Dona Isa learned the secrets of blending port from her father-in-law.
Written January 7, 2020
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330SandraM
London, UK78 contributions
Apr 2014 • Friends
This Quinta was one of the most charming and tranquil gardens and houses that I have ever visited. Apart from the stunning gardens with the fantastic collection of Camellias the house is full of items of interest and history. The Quinta is still in the same family Allen, and their love and care shine out as does the excellence of their Port Wines.
Definitely a must for all lovers of beauty and culture, and I was lucky to visit with Martin Randall Travel.
Written April 7, 2014
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50gloria74
Manchester, UK3 contributions
Nov 2016 • Family
A beautiful garden with lots of history beautifully recounted by the owners Alberto and Isaura, both experts in their field that made us feel so welcome. I wish I had found this garden earlier, a true gem in Porto.
Written November 8, 2016
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MagWheel
Detroit, MI30 contributions
Nov 2014 • Couples
Our group from Road Scholar were overwhelmed with all that was shard by Alfredo & Isa. The garden, the home and information of 7 generations of family who originally came from England.

Truly a site to be experienced and enjoyed!

-Mariano from Detroit
Written November 2, 2014
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Virginia Y
Hong Kong, China130 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
The Allens are extremely thoughtful, gentle and passionate people. You will see an amazing natural garden that's 150 years in the making. They are pockets of different gardens: Oriental; rain forest ferns and tallest pines.
Written July 11, 2017
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Rui_Dos_Santos
Montreal, Canada4 contributions
Aug 2013 • Family
You will not find a more genuine spot in the heart of Porto. This estate populated with unique gardens inspired by the romantic era is breath taking. The owners (Allen's) will give you a private tour of the estate rich in its history and culture. You may visit the private Villar d'Allen museum, taste the 20 year old Port (Even buy a bottle if you wish to take home), and admire the local production of Camellias plants amongst others. You may arrange for a quick stop or a longer visit but a must see in Porto. I suggest to call ahead to organize the visit.
Written October 14, 2013
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ryanopaz
Porto, Portugal15 contributions
Feb 2013 • Family
The family that still lives in this estate has a history that spans 3 centuries in the same house. A visit is gauranteed to give you a glimpse into the past and a chance to live a bit of history.

Plus if you are plant person this is the place for you with Camelia's everywhere you look! Truly a special place.
Written August 15, 2013
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