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Castello Brown, Portofino

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Castello Brown is located in Portofino. To visit Castello Brown on your holiday in Portofino, and find out what else Portofino has to offer, use our Portofino family vacation planner.
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  • Well worth a visit. 16th century fortress with Roman origins. Surrounded by a typical Mediterranean garden and terraces with enchanting views Pleasant walk.  more »
  • A wonderful view of the Bay! Actually, not by going to the Castle, cannot to Portofino. From the bottom doesn't look nearly as fabulously as from above.
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  • The castle is a business card to Portofino. Very nice to visit (internally and externally). Unfortunately a whirlwind deprived him of his host secular (the gigantic pine). But this does not mean anything to the Majesty of this place. Worth visiting.
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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