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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  • Mateus Rose was one of the few wines readily available to the average Brit in the 1960.s when I first started to drink wine. Its distinctive shaped bottle with its view of the house were iconic and... 
    Mateus Rose was one of the few wines readily available to the average Brit in the 1960.s when I first started to drink wine. Its distinctive shaped bottle with its view of the house were iconic and...  more »
  • This was made famous by the Rose Wine of the 1970s along with its shaped bottle. The house is a family home and is impressive on the inside. We took a tour which explained many of the internal... 
    This was made famous by the Rose Wine of the 1970s along with its shaped bottle. The house is a family home and is impressive on the inside. We took a tour which explained many of the internal...  more »
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  • Very informative did 30 min guided tour which covered essentials. Wine tasting interesting comparing to Niagara on the Lake where we live. Grounds and gardens beautiful amazing historical site and info.
  • Stunning place built in the 1800's by the same family. It's almost a museum. Old relics and beautiful gardens. You can also reserve a room for a few days or a week.

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