"Casa de Mateus - the gardens" Vila Real Things to Do Tip by micas_pt
Vila Real Things to Do: 7 reviews and 7 photos
The gardens are magnificent!!! Sculpted bushes, flowered plants, well taken care off trees, … so many things to see and say!! Ponds, birds, clean paths, …
The most famous part of the gardens is the tunnel that is composed of bushes – the bushes have grown so big that there is a huge (and dark) path underneath. Seen from the outside it is so well cut that almost looks like it was artificially made. But while crossing on the inside you will be able to see the roots and that it is so real, … amazing!!
Apart from the bushes tunnel, all the gardens that surround the house are very pleasant. I’ve read that the actual display of the gardens no longer reflect its original ones; the gardens you may see nowadays were conceived in 1930/1940. Amongst the flower beds you may see some stone sculptures, such as figures or sun watches.