Romantic Museum of Quinta da Macieirinha recreates the 19th century life linking it with the romantic movement and Porto. It has a billiards room, a ballroom, a dining hall and scores of accessories. This late 18th century building is located in the Quinta de Sacramento or Macieiras, and aims to preserve the feel of a bourgeois house of the era.
The museum also has mementos of Charles Albert, King of Sardinia and Prince of Piedmont, who exiled himself in Porto in 1849 and rented the house. – Source: TimeOut
Romantic Museum of Quinta da Macieirinha in Porto is located at a great mansion, where Charles Albert of Sardinia hidden after he was defeated at the time by the Imperial Austrian army. However, he didn´t lived much more, as he died in 1849 due to tuberculosis decease. In his memory, lots of rooms were redecorated at his image. The romantic Museum of Quinta da Macieirinha looks like a 19th century aristocratic theme mansion, with it´s glory. Inside, there is a sense of old time, with lot of rooms perfectly decorated with painting art. The visitors can explore this mansion, and get to see the most charming rooms, including the chamber where Charles Albert (King of Sardinia and Prince of Piedmont) had his last breathe.
The house was originally built for a merchant’s family before being bought by a port wine millionaire, Antonio Ferreira Pinto Basto, who later transformed it into a summer house for his family. The Romantic Museum of Quinta da Macieirinha is located within the verdant landscapes of the Crystal Palace gardens, or Jardins do Palácio de Cristal, in Porto (Portugal).