Casa de Mateus

Palace in Vila Real

Fachada Do Palácio De Mateus
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The Casa de Mateus palace, constructed in the first half of the 18th century and featuring the skilled hand of Nicolau Nasoni, is located on a vast estate and surrounded by stunning gardens. It is considered one of Portugal’s most exquisite examples of baroque civil architecture.

The interior of the palace boasts intricately carved wood ceilings, furniture from various periods, 17th and 18th century paintings, silverware, ceramics, and a noteworthy library housing an edition of the epic poem Os Lusíadas.

Owned by the Mateus Foundation, the palace has sponsored numerous cultural activities, particularly in music, literature, sculpture, and ceramics. Festivals, courses, seminars, and exhibitions are regularly organized by the foundation.

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Visiting Casa de Mateus

Address: Fundação Da Casa De Mateus, Casa de Mateus, Vila Real, Portugal
Duration: 2 hours

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