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An Historic Mansion with Lovely Gardens

This tour gives an excellent glimpse into the history of Portugal’s wealthy vineyard owners. Our... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Very Nice Palace

We visited Casablanca day Mateus with a group from our riverboat cruise. The palace and gardens... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Freguesia de Mateus, Vila Real 5000-291, Portugal
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All reviews guided tour well worth the visit across the road wine tasting on display park your car famous wine spoke very good english interesting visit gardens are beautiful place is beautiful family history formal gardens nice palace entrance fee interesting house main entrance
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Palace built in the 18th century, probably from a design by famous italian, naturalized portuguese, architect Nicolau Nasoni, has a beautiful Baroque architecture and the gardens and pond around it are very nice.However, despite it being privately owned, the ticket price is overly expensive.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tour gives an excellent glimpse into the history of Portugal’s wealthy vineyard owners. Our visit was hampered by rainy weather, but was nonetheless quite interesting. The tour guides were quite knowledgeable, and the mansion furnishings spoke well of the history. Later, we toured the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bsimosd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Casablanca day Mateus with a group from our riverboat cruise. The palace and gardens are beautiful. The tour was mediocre. Supposedly because the family resides there parts of the year the tour only goes to a handful of rooms. The tour guide was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ValGary2014
Reviewed 6 November 2018

No, you cannot taste Mateus Rosé here. The wine is named after the village and the only connection with the village is that the Count gave permission to the owners of a young vineyard to use the name before realising that the wine would be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MBKOKent
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Stay away from this place! ! ! There are many other places to visit in Portugal with wonderful, exciting people who welcome tourists. We have arrived for a short visit and found out a very NONE-FRIENDLY place to visit. For 8.5 Euro we had the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Traveler831321
Reviewed 1 October 2018

The original home of Mateus Rose (but no longer) this lovely Palazza only an hour or so from Porto is well worth a visit to see a style of life now moving on. We spent a couple of very pleasant hours in the house and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Judith H
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We only paid for visiting the gardens and viewing the outside of the baroque style chateau. We loved the walk through the gardens. Took numerous pictures as souvenirs. Worth the 8,50 euros p/p entrance fee.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andre S
Reviewed 30 September 2018

This is a lovely small palace and is still occupied so only a few rooms are available to visit. We had an excellent guide who gave us a potted history of the place and pointed out the more interesting features in the rooms we visited....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank susiedu
Reviewed 28 September 2018

This manor house is best known for the image that appears on Mateus Rosé bottles (although I am led to beleive the wine has got nothing to do with the manor house itself). We were passing Villa Real and took a small diversion to visit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 964DavidE
Reviewed 27 September 2018

The tour of the Palace is very interesting. A walk around the beautiful gardens afterwards is a must. BTW - this is not the company who made the Mateus wine so many recall - that company just used the picture of the Palace on their...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mark W
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30 July 2017|
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Response from Geod2 | 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
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
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 (: