Casa de Mateus
Palace in Vila Real
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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