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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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  • It was well worth the climb to reach this beautiful place. The castle itself was very interesting especially the list of guests that stayed over the years. Best place to take photos of the bay and vil...  more »
  • During my recent 7 day painting holiday to Rapallo I took my small group of leisure painters to paint here on a day trip to Portofino. What a little gem of a painting location it is. It was a breathta...  more »
  • This is the ideal place to make the most beautiful pictures of Portofino, the open terrace on the village and the port is superb. The castle in him even isn't fancy some exhibitions presented are interesting. The access price is not exaggerated €5.
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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