Parque da Mina, Monchique

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  • Do family. Discovery of the customs of our elders, life, and utensils of the time... reasonable rate and frame exotic. Different varieties of animals that we can approach.
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  • After a short walk around the area and park is Caldas de Monchique a place to enjoy a drink on a terrace, then one can go for a brisk walk in the direction of Monchique
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  • Despite some negative reviews, we enjoyed this tour. We were lucky enough to have a private, very nice guide and who made a lot of effort to speak french. Thank you very much. Guided tour of the House is very well and we see great furniture, dishes and other objects. Tour of the cellar with various trades staged and various machines, followed by the labyrinth of mirrors, fortunately the guide told us how to find the exit, otherwise I think we'd still be there. We had a good laugh and finally walk in the forest where you can see various animals and a beautiful waterfall with a monkey bridge it is possible to cross. Some will say that €10 is too expensive, but the Park is very well kept and cela at a cost. I'll take friends without problem.
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  • Absolutely horrible place! I recently visited Parque da Mina having seen their grand house and happy looking animals on a leaflet I picked up in my hotel. I arrived to see that the animals were being kept in tiny dirt enclosures without any water, shelter or food! The temperature was approx 36 degree Celsius. Many of the animals were trapesing back and forth the fence of the enclosure- clearly agitated and stressed. The birds at the Parque (Pigeons, Geese, Chickens) seemed to be panting ( clearly in need of shade and water) ! Lots of the animals were fighting each other and not one animal looked happy to be there. The animals are only being used for tourist attraction ( and eggs in regard to the birds)! I was crying having seen the suffering animals and the experience wrecked my holiday. None of the animals had access to Food,Shelter or Water! THE SUFFERING OF THESE ANIMALS NEEDS TO STOP. My mother confronted one of the staff ( I couldn't I was still crying) and asked why the animals didn't have water and the staff answered that she couldn't speak English when she spoke perfect English when we paid to get in. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND PARQUE DA MINA TO ANYONE AS THE ANIMALS ARE BEING GREATLY MISTREATED. I HAVE GIVEN IT A RATING OF ONE STAR PURELY SO THAT I CAN POST MY REVIEW AS WITHOUT A STAR RATING I AM UNABLE TO DO SO.
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  • We never got to go inside but they have wide plot to park and see very nice landscape
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