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Casa de Mateus, Vila Real

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Get a close-up look at the ornate, Baroque mansion at Casa de Mateus, the home of past Portuguese nobility. Inspired by the works of an Italian architect, the Mourao family finished the complex in 1743. Note that the decorative themes on the facades appear consistently throughout the property. You can wander the gardens to get a glimpse of the wealthy and tranquil life of the residents who once lived here. Join a guided tour to view the interior of the villa and learn a bit more about its history. You'll see antique furniture, books, paintings, and other artwork, as well as wooden ceiling carvings and religious pieces in the house's chapel. To go inside, you must take a tour. Use our Vila Real travel planner to add Casa de Mateus and other attractions to your Vila Real vacation plans.
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  • We were there off season and it was overcast. We almost had the entier place for just ourselves. Very peaceful and enjoyable 
    We were there off season and it was overcast. We almost had the entier place for just ourselves. Very peaceful and enjoyable  more »
  • Fabulous palace, and we were lucky to have a great guide who took us round the whole palace pointing out and explaining many features that we would otherwise have missed. Lovely lake at the entrance.....  more
    Fabulous palace, and we were lucky to have a great guide who took us round the whole palace pointing out and explaining many features that we would otherwise have missed. Lovely lake at the entrance.....  more »
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  • Lovely old Portuguese estate. The buildings are well maintained and architecture is very interesting. The well manicured gardens are beautiful with an intriguing tree tunnel. The winemaking area has interesting old bottles of port and wine dating back to 1886. A highlight is the view of the house and it's reflection in the pond. There is a small shop that offers a limited assortment of drinks (coffee and beer) beside the house.
  • Gorgeous place with a special atmosphere. Except being depicted on the label this place has nothing to do with that fizzy rose wine. The gardens alone are worth a visit.

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