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Castello Brown, Portofino

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
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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  • You have to walk up a little but it's worthwhile. You may try the different paths, at least return in a different one of the one used to get there. Not many thing to observe related to the castle itse...  read more »
  • It's worth the walk. However, it costs 5 Euros to get in and you pretty much just get some great views from the terrace and a hint of what the house was like in its heyday. 
  • Make no mistake, it's a good, solid hike from the harbor. But the view of the harbor is incredible and worth every step of the walk. Go thru the castle to the plaza facing the centro and head for one ...  read more »
  • 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
  • Great view of the port from the look out. Paying 5 EUR for entry is worthwhile for the great view.
  • Spectacular view from above to the luxury port of Portofino
  • Beautiful place. Holds a deep special place in my heart. I plan to return with my love of my life.
  • Bellissima passeggiata per ammirare il panorama
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