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“Closed when we got there”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Casa de Mateus

Casa de Mateus
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Vila Real
Certificate of Excellence
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Connecticut
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Closed when we got there”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

I wanted to try the local Mateus and dispel my notions of the sweet wine I drank as a youth - the local Mateus label was sold to a factory that makes a widely distributed wine, but not like the local wine produced here. I am sorry to say it was closed the day we got there. Next time. This is very close to the Casa Levada Agricola hotel.

Visited July 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

We visited the gracious Casa Mateus, which is set in fantastic gardens. Our English speaking guide was passionate about the place, and full of interesting facts. We loved learning about the history of the building and furnishings. It is a valuable piece of Portugese heritage. It may appear to be expensive, but is well worth it. We also did the wine tasting, which was also informative, great staff here! Well worth a visit.

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Kolding, Denmark
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227 reviews
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“Place worth to visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

Nice architecture and quiet park around facilities. Good wine advice if tasting. Do not oversight since the place is so famous.

Visited August 2012
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Kildare
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Relaxing, fun day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

Spent a beautiful day here, sitting in the gardens, admiring the flowers and looking out across the vineyards. The estate is about 3km from Vila Real, a short drive but we chose to walk, it took around 40minutes. It cost €9.50 pps for the gardens and tour of house, it was money well spent. There was a beautiful little coffee shop just off the courtyard , where we sheltered from the heat of the day ;) A friendly guide introduced us to some of the local wines and port. A few glasses later and I was nearly pulling up a stool ;) highly recommend!

Visited August 2012
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Vila Nova de Famalicao, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fresh garden”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

We visited the gardens a while ago. They where very well preserved. It's a beautiful place to visit in the summer: there are plenty of fresh shadows to acompany your wlak.

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