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The Romantic Museum of Quinta da Macieirinha (Museu Romântico da Quinta da Macieirinha) faces the Douro River and is surrounded by the greenery of the Palácio de Cristal Gardens.

It is set within an 18th century building and has a romantic air about it, due to its location next to the garden and former farming land.

Many noblemen dwelt here, such as the exiled King of Sardinia and Prince of Piemonte, Carlos Alberto de Sabóia-Carignano, who passed away in this house.

The Museu Romântico was created in order to show the public various aspects of the 19th century related to Porto's romanticism. Shortly after the estate had been handed over to the City Council, Humberto de Sabóia offered a replica of the furniture, which had been used by his great-great grandfather, Carlos Alberto Sabóia. That is how the idea arose for transforming Quinta da Macieirinha into a museum. So the king's chambers were re-built and all the other parts of the house were decorated, using magazines, paintings and anything else that could supply information about the house's appearance in the past. Period Portuguese furniture was also acquired, with some French, German and English influence. The museum was inaugurated in 1972.

At the end of the visit, enjoy the views of the 1265m2 garden with its romantic feel and admire the fantastic view over the Douro River.

Location: Rua de Entre Quintas, 220, Porto
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 12.30 pm and from 2 pm to 5.30 pm. Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays