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Condes de Castro Guimarães Museum


Time Out says

The oldest museum in Cascais, operating in the former São Sebastião Tower, a stylistic mish-mash built by aristocrat Jorge O’Neill (who was also behind the construction of the House of Santa Maria and the Museum of Portuguese Music building). It was sold in 1910 to the Castro Guimarães counts, who lived there until 1927; this is the era portrayed in a trip to the museum. There is a music room with an incredible pipe organ; a dining room filled with porcelain and silverware; the count’s library with a valuable Chronicle of King D. Afonso Henriques by historian Duarte Galvão, written in 1505; the personal effects of the countess; the counts’ room; and their armoires, which had a room of their own. The museum is located inside the Marechal Carmona Park, so you can see both in just one trip.


Parque Marechal Camona
Avenida Rei Humberto II de Itália
Opening hours:
Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-1pm/ 2pm-5pm
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