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Castello Brown, Portofino

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  • Alone the well-kept garden and the wonderful view on the sea and the city are worth a visit! And of course the Castle and its unusual history.
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  • There are more paths to get to the Castle ... I don't know why I chose to do the first piece everything with steps!! Anyway got to destination I could enjoy a breathtaking view of Portofino. It's worth having a little out of breath, then he gasps to the panorama
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  • A short stroll from the famous piazzetta and salt to the lighthouse on the tip of the peninsula. The Castle lies midway and worth a short stop, the rooms are simple but interesting and spectacular views from the terrace. After visiting the Council a stop at the little bar just below the lighthouse for a cocktail with a view.
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  • The view over Portofino is priceless. The Castle on its own is nothing special but the climb and the view are astounding.
  • I DIDN'T GET IN BUT THE CASTLE LOOKS IMPRESSIVE. I CAN IMAGINE THAT THE VIEWS FROM THE CASTLE ARE GREAT TOO.
  • Its a great experience to see the amazing view of castel brown. 5 euro for entrance.
  • Great view of the port from the look out. Paying 5 EUR for entry is worthwhile for the great view.
  • A flight of stairs signposted 'Salita San Giorgio' leads from the harbour and past the Chiesa di San Giorgio to Portofino's unusual castle, a 10-minute walk altogether (do confirm its open with the tourist office before setting out, as the castle often closes for private events). The Genoese-built castle saw action against the Venetians, Savoyards, Sardinians and Austrians, and later fell to Napoleon. In 1867 it was transformed by the British diplomat Montague Yeats Brown into a private mansion. The fabulous tiled staircase is one of the showpieces of the neo-Gothic interior, while there are great views from the garden. For a better outlook, continue for another 400m or so along the same track to the lighthouse . Prices admission €5 Opening hours 10am-7pm summer, 10am-5pm Sat & Sun winter