Villar D'Allen Manor

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  • Streets & Gardens
  • Parks, Gardens,
  • Address: Rua do Freixo, 194, 4300-208 Porto
  • Tel.: +351 225302741
  • Website: http://villardallenwines.com
  • Opening hours: Garden Centre Mon-Fri 08:30-18:00 Sat 09:00-17:00 Guided visits to the gardens 10:00-17:00 with advanced booking
  • Tags: Wine tasting, River Douro
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  • Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, Italian
  • Payment cards: Multibanco, VISA
  • Classified as property of public interest, Villar d'Allen is a rare survivor of the recreation farms that in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries surrounded the city of Porto. Property of João Allen, an English businessman, it features a building of eclectic architecture, typical of the Romantic period of the nineteenth century. In addition to a large collection of camellias, Villar d'Allen also has a formal garden "à la française", and the 'parterre' born of the enthusiasm for "landscape" gardens in fashion in England. The romantic nature was accentuated with the enlargement of the gardens, creating lakes, streams and artificial waterfalls and a wide variety of exotic plants. It also features sculptures by Nasoni. It is now a plant nursery of outdoor ornamental plants. In addition to guided tours, Villar d'Allen also organizes family, cultural or business events.
  • GPS: 41.143808431707, -8.5731768608093
  • E-mail: jamgallen@sapo.pt
  • Price: Guided visits: 5€/person (until 5 persons); 4€/person (6 or more persons) Guided visit with port wine tasting Villar d'Allen Tawny 20 years: 12,50€/person

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