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Porto and the North Sights

Casa de Mateus

  • N322 (road to Sabrosa) Map It
  • Mateus
  • House/Mansion/Villa
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 11/07/2013

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An exceptional baroque mansion believed to have been designed by Nicolau Nasoni (architect of Porto's Clérigos Tower), the Casa de Mateus is 4 km (2½ mi) east of Vila Real. Its U-shape facade—with high, decorated finials at each corner—is pictured on the Mateus Rosé wine label (though that is the full extent of the association, as the wine-maker is not based here). Set back to one side is the chapel, with an even more extravagant facade. The elegant interior is

open to the public, as are the formal gardens, which are enhanced by a "tunnel" of cypress trees that shade the path.

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Sight Information


N322 (road to Sabrosa), Vila Real, 5000-291, Portugal

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Sight Details:

  • House, gardens, and tour €8.50; gardens only €5
  • May–Oct., daily 9–7:30, Nov.–Apr., daily 9–6.

Updated 11/07/2013


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