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Casa de Mateus

Freguesia de Mateus, Vila Real 5000-291, Portugal
+351 259 323 121
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Wonderful trip back in time

Great tour of the Palce with historical roots going back to the original Mateus famile.Stunning... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
A gentle experience. Interesting garden & stately historical building.

To fully appreciate the history of this old home you need to take a guided tour. Available in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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  • Poor5%
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Freguesia de Mateus, Vila Real 5000-291, Portugal
+351 259 323 121
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great tour of the Palce with historical roots going back to the original Mateus famile.Stunning building, crammed with historic and antique pieces

Thank Douglas552
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To fully appreciate the history of this old home you need to take a guided tour. Available in several languages numbers are restricted, so be early if you want a specific language. The tour takes approx 1 hour but also allow time to visit the...More

Thank ronden2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a Douro River cruise and one stop was in Vila Real to visit the Mateus palace. This is a baroque palace. Each room has a different cofrredceiling, with antiques and porcelailn from China, Japan, France and Portugal. The building is reflected in...More

Thank amyg352
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am not Wow with this place. It is a free and easy session for me. Walk around the garden and we finish around half hour. Drop by the cellar door. Tasting isn't cheap. I tried the vintage 2007 port ruby. Euro$3. Others it's $1.5...More

Thank Jo C
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We thought the house (very good multilingual guided tour) and garden were both very nice and worth the steep entry price

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This is the architectural nugget in the area indicating the lifestyle of the landed gentry.of that periode. Wonderful ceilings and paintings inside. A must to visit! There is free parking facility. The awesome castle and the wonderful garden can be visited for few Euros. Walking...More

1  Thank enricoBeiWien
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This really is a place worth visiting. The house and gardens are beautiful and the tour guide informative and extremely knowledgeable about the history of the property. The only thing we didn't like was that we were taken to a room full of religious artifacts...More

Thank Bob E
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A beautiful Privately-Owned 18th Century Palace, of Italian design and amazing gardens, spoilt by very regimented and bureaucratic tours for a of maximum 10 persons per group, restricted to 2 to 3 minutes per room of about 10 rooms (being about 50% of the palace),...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 April 2017

very organized visit, tours are small and very friendly guides. The place is beautiful and full of family history. The gardens are full of small laberynths, flowers and almond trees. There is also a family church on the grounds. It was the highlight of my...More

Thank mistery s
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

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 do the visit of the wine cellar because...More

Thank G G
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karen m
Hi, I plan to visit next year. Can anyone tell me how much are the tickets to house and garden? Thanks
23 April 2017|
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Response from enricoBeiWien | Reviewed this property |
Don't remember the exact price, but just few Euros, it doesn't cost a furtune!
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Hi, I would like to make a reservation for both the gardens and house, but I am unable to find anyplace to purchase the tickets. Doi you know what website they can be found? The official website doesn't have a link. Thanks
5 July 2016|
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Response from T09DTL | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, To be honest I am not sure! I purchased my ticket at the front gate, but there were a few tour busses there, so maybe you can book a tour? Best of luck! And wishing you excellent weather for your outing (:
So there is no winery actually at the home?
1 May 2016|
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Response from Vitor A | Reviewed this property |
Solar de Mateus is well known for its baroque architecture and garden. It’s not a winery although it will be possible to taste the Mateus rosé wine. Enjoy!