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Casa de Mateus

Freguesia de Mateus, Vila Real 5000-291, Portugal
+351 259 323 121
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This palace is like being in a fairy tale. Guided tour of the interior by well informed guides. It... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
George D
Penrith, United Kingdom
Beautiful place

We had a great time during our visit. The guide was friendly and the house was very interesting to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Freguesia de Mateus, Vila Real 5000-291, Portugal
+351 259 323 121
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This palace is like being in a fairy tale. Guided tour of the interior by well informed guides. It was very hot (100*F) when we were there. Extremely hot inside palace even with doors and windows open. Superb gardens. Nice little café outside main entrance...More

Thank George D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great time during our visit. The guide was friendly and the house was very interesting to visit with all his wooden ceilings, furnitures from all over the world tbe library with rare books and the private chapel. Don't park there as it...More

Thank Bernatchez
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Palacio de Mateus is interesting enough to make a special visit. Whilst those who remember the 70's will be familiar with the famous (infamous?) Rose wine in the distinctive bottle, and the gardens are very pleasant, I would say that the main attraction for...More

Thank athelstan30
Reviewed 1 week ago

His is highway robbery! A complete scam. They charge 8.5€ per person to see a poorly maintained garden that you won’t want to spend more than 10 minutes in. Total rip off!

Thank V4036HEcarlosb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This palace is located in Vila Real. The garden offers different type of flowers , herbs and trees dating back 1800's.

Thank flyme2themun
Reviewed 1 week ago

really, the memories of sweet pink something I associated with Mateus are gone forever. We visited the "house" in the morning, and though there's a tight schedule, you get so much to see. The place is beautiful, impressive, and if you take both the house...More

Thank janneman55
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a shocker. They take €12 off you for an awful guided tour, and want you to be amazed at some rich guy's coat from the 1970's. AND they want €8.50 for parking, in a rural town. I could see absolutely no reason to pay...More

1  Thank Morris B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is the worst promoted site Ive come across in some time. It doesn't have a street address that the satnav could use. We saw only one sign and that was about 1/2 kilometer away. The entrance does have a sign but the iron gates...More

Thank barry s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was anxious to visit this site and was not disappointed. The house itself was awesome, but what I found most interesting was the cedar tunnel. We visited on a very warm day, and I swear it was 10 degrees cooler in the cedar tunnel....More

Thank ootnaboot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited only the gardens of Casa de The gardens are so beautiful and the house that reflected in the pool is exactly as published in the picture. We look around about an hour and I hope next time to enjoy the house as well....More

Thank Lavon R
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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!