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"Casa de Mateus - the manor house" Vila Real Things to Do Tip by micas_pt

Vila Real Things to Do: 7 reviews and 7 photos

  Side of the house
by micas_pt

We didn’t have the chance to visit the house inside as we didn’t book in advance and that day some pupils from local schools were visiting. So they didn’t allow more visitors inside as there is a limited number of visitors.

The house nowadays is inhabited by the descendents of its first owner, so only a part of it is “visitable”. Although we weren’t allowed on the inside, we had the chance to take a good look at it on the outside. It is no doubt a wonderful building, considered as one of the best of its kind in Portugal (Baroque style). Seen from the façade, the house is imposing not only due to its architecture and decoration but also because it reflects on the pond situated in front.

Apart from the house, there is also a chapel that may be visited.

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  • Updated Sep 28, 2004
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