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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. Using our international travel planner, Vila Real attractions like Casa de Mateus can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • In the summertime, it must be very nice and MAYBE worth the 11,50€ () fee (with the flowers and the wine tastings). But certainly not in the wintertime! There's no flowers in the garden and they don't...  more »
  • I was recently in Portugal and had information that the Villa was very beautiful property, consulted the establishment to check the hours of operation for making the visit would have to change my itinerary. The site reported that closed the 18 hrs, I got the 17:15 and a rude employee said he could not enter because the place was already closed. Which reliable company today fails to respect your own information website? The disappointment was great
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  • A small solar with a lot of history. A very large library and a centuries-old wealth. Beautiful outdoor gardens.
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  • Beautiful house and gardens. Used for the label of Mateus Rose apparently. A drink favoured by the Brits in the 1970s. Highlights include chestnut ceilings in the house, the library with beautiful copper plate illustrations and the box hedging in the gardens in the Italianate style.
  • Beautiful house. Entrance too expensive but if you've come this far. The gardens are delightful.
  • Fantastic palace-like house. Beautiful gardens
  • This place is magic... Miracle... Very romantic...
  • Beautiful house and gardens - no photos inside!