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Impressive Gardens

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

Reviewed 6 days ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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No relation to Mateus rose

Very nice minipalace belonging to a count who is regretting allowing the inferior Mateus Rose to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Darlington, United Kingdom
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Freguesia de Mateus, Vila Real 5000-291, Portugal
+351 259 323 121
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All reviewsguided touracross the roadwine tastingwell worth the visitspoke very good englishfamous winelong waitfamily historymoney well spenttwenty minutespark your carbeautiful groundsplace is beautifulformal gardensinteresting visitsense of humourfree parking
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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 6 days 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank JRMaddog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No sense to review this beautiful place. So, just some practical information. Price is Euro 8,50 now, no discounts for kids, they say that cards are accepted but do not have an equipment at spot, so get your cash handy. It is a very short...More

1  Thank Irina94
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Went to this Palace as part of our cruise up the River Douro and it was well worth. Clearly it had been previously booked so no waiting and well looked after. The exterior of the palace is beautiful behind a small lake and beautiful flowers....More

Thank ScotsmanEssexUK
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This private home is beautiful inside and out. The gardens are extensive and very well kept. We even saw workers trimming and clipping while we walked through them. The rooms have stunning carved ceilings and richly ornamented furniture. I especially liked the library with its...More

Thank AZtraveler27
Reviewed 22 July 2018

When you walk through the gates (you must park outside across the road) and turn the corner, the first view of the house and lake is stunning!! The façade of the buildings is equally impressive and the formal gardens are also beautiful. We arrived at...More

1  Thank susan g
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Visited today specifically for the wine tasting and house tour. Tour and gardens were nice...a bit pricey...but no tasting avail when we arrived 1:30pm...or when we left at 3pm...oh well plenty of other wineries in the area

Thank c2603n40
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We visited the gardens as a trip from our river cruise. My wife was impressed by the standard they had achieved and we had no trouble spending the time there. It is fascinating that they do not try to sell you bottles of the famous...More

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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 (: