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Casa de Mateus

Freguesia de Mateus, Vila Real 5000-291, Portugal
+351 259 323 121
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Finest private house in Europe

The Palace of Mateus was built in the 16th century and later became a private foundation in 1971... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
Hong Kong, China
Northern portugal

Casa de mateus is a historical home in Northern Portugal you can tour for around 12 euros a... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
Durham, Canada
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Freguesia de Mateus, Vila Real 5000-291, Portugal
Freguesia de Mateus, Vila Real 5000-291, Portugal
+351 259 323 121
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

The Palace of Mateus was built in the 16th century and later became a private foundation in 1971. Fans of the rose-coloured Mateus will immediately recognize this palace as the label of this famous wine. Payment of 12 Euro per person was required as the...More

Reviewed 2 December 2017

Casa de mateus is a historical home in Northern Portugal you can tour for around 12 euros a person..wander the gardens with a glass of port and drink it in.

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the palace. Before we entered the building on a tour, we walked around the vineyards and gardens for quite a while. It's well worth taking your time doing that -- the views over the vineyards to the nearby hills...More

Thank DGandSAG
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Went here as part of our tour. Have no idea what the admission cost is. Grounds are beautiful, especially the mirror lake in front of the house and the shaped shrubbery in the back gardens. We had local students as guides and they were very...More

Thank cathyd
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

went here on a river cruise paid tour. was very disappointed grounds were pristene but inside left alot to be desired. tour guide was ok but if u listened carefully said nothing. inside was very dusty and worn down. hopefully money from tourists help clean...More

Thank steve m
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Interesting house. Library is the highlight, although we did not get to see the chapel, which I regret. You must join a guided tour, so the experience will depend on the guide. For example, there us a fascinating collection of relics I would have enjoyed...More

1  Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We visited Casa de Mateus in the afternoon. The calm reflection pool with the sleeping lady sculpture and the mansion in the background was very picturesque. The gardens in the rear were inviting and interesting. It's a worthwhile stop as you tour that part of...More

Thank Lobogris43
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Fine building to view. From the top of the drive down a good photo to take is of the reflection of the house in the pond. Visits inside the property are timed and in order to preserve the furniture and paintings it is rather gloomy...More

Thank 802pamela
Reviewed 13 October 2017

As an Englishman of a certain age, "Mateus Rose" was a youthful tipple. I couldn't miss the opportunity to visit. The staff here are delightful and knowledgeable, both about the wines, port and olive oil produced but also about the house, which is also well...More

1  Thank Alihs00
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Found Casa Mateus when arranging a wine tasting with an up and coming producer- La vadores de Feitoria we found in the Wine Spectator. Wonderful tour in English of the interior of the house. Very informative. unfortunately no photos allowed. Beautiful gardens to tour around...More

Thank ddeckerdds
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29 July 2017|
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Response from George D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I can't help. I was on a river cruise on the Douro River and visited here on an organized coach trip
karen m
23 April 2017|
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Response from janneman55 | Reviewed this property |
it's 12 euro per visitor, for the castle, the chapel and free for the gardens. If you like wine, spend the extra 5 euro for the wine tasting, it's something different from the well known rosé
4 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 (: