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Lovely gardens and palace

The tour of the Palace is very interesting. A walk around the beautiful gardens afterwards is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark W
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Impressive Gardens

This family palace, built in 1739 is truly awesome, lots of beautifully carved woodwork, artwork... read more

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Freguesia de Mateus, Vila Real 5000-291, Portugal
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All reviews guided tour across the road well worth the visit wine tasting spoke very good english famous wine long wait family history money well spent twenty minutes park your car beautiful grounds place is beautiful formal gardens interesting visit sense of humour free parking
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Andre S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank susiedu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank David E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is really a very wonderful place to visit. They have guided tours of the Palace as well as the gardens. Do not miss this place if you are near Vila Real Portugal.

Thank Traveler7010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The English tour was wonderful given by Monica and we started out in the little chapel. Well worth seeing this plus its sanctuary. The whole place including the house has magnificent wood ceilings and all natural wood plus ornamental wood above each door entrance. Lots...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This family palace, built in 1739 is truly awesome, lots of beautifully carved woodwork, artwork, and antique furnishings, is well worth the visit, which includes a guided tour in many languages. Most enjoyable was the vast network of gardens unlike any others I have seen....More

Thank h00dview
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Guide done in English was very prolific. Gardens were magnificent, relaxing walk around. Guide of the actual palace was amazing and very informative.

Thank Teresinha01
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Very nice minipalace belonging to a count who is regretting allowing the inferior Mateus Rose to use a likeness of his casa on their labels

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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
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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 (: