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All reviews guided tour rosé well worth the visit on display famous wine place is beautiful formal gardens gardens are beautiful interesting visit family history baroque palace an excellent guide baroque style nice palace entrance fee nice tour the main road
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at the Casa de Mateus late morning after reading about it in a guide. We were lucky that there was a tour in English within the hour so bought a garden and house ticket. You can only visit the house with a tour guide.
The gardens are beautifully designed and you can wander around them and the veggie garden and vines. The house tour took about 40 minutes. We had a very cheerful guide who explained the story of the family and the house with great enthusiasm.
We then went and found the wine tasting area and sampled some local wines that use the grapes from the Casa (not Mateus Rose!). The lady in the shop was very friendly and helpful.
We had a very pleasant few hours. However, it was not cheap. €13 each for the house and garden ticket (€9.50 for the garden only) then another €10 to taste 4 wines. We found somewhere to park nearby but if you want to park in the grounds that’s another €9!
We arrived at 12, at the tail end of the morning cruise tours so it was quieter. As we left at 3pm the groups were flooding in again so lunchtime was defiantly a good time to go (altho no wine tasting between 1-2pm)
Glad we visited

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were surprised they sold the rights of this famous label in 1941

Nevertheless we had a very interesting tour of this wonderful family home and gardens
Baroque in style with open connecting rooms
Fabulous vaulted Hardwood ceilings
Outstanding collection of period furniture and a collection of family paintings

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank F7638VCnickg
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decorative and well maintained gardens surrounded by vintards. The dark grapes are sweeter than sugar ! Finalize your visit with Porto wine tasting and can even purchase bottles there. We visited only the gardens, and so we did not invest too much in visiting the house.
By the way they produce very good sweet Porto wine, but NOT the Mateus wine itself.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Nashio
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived Monday at 1245 well before the big bus groups. The next English tour was at 4 so we took one in French..you can only visit the interior with a tour. The guide gave us some info in English since the group was small.

Interesting if you are in this area but not fabulous. The gardens are gorgeous.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Peter_K_B_Toronto
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very much recommended visit if you wish to hide from the noise of a large city and spend time in a quiet and immaculately manicured garden. We have been here in September and the garden was full of roses that were filling the air with exquisite aromas. The owners expose to the public not only the gardens, but their orchards and vineyards. We have never seen how kiwi grows and have been pleasantly surprised seeing a small kiwi garden.
The house very organically fits into the gardens and you cannot imagine one without another. The gardens have been started by grand-grand-mother of the owners. Since she visited the Versailles and loved it with all her heart, she dreamed to have the Versailles gardens in her own house. We should thank her for the tremendous work that was surely behind the project and also thank the owners for giving us a rare opportunity to see such a beauty.
The house itself is also unique with respect that it is partially a living one, with real people living in it. It is full of history of the family which was an important part of the country’s history. With the help of an excellent guide and with just with a little bit of their own imagination, the visitors are able to travel back into time to better understand the past and the current.
Thank you everyone for one of our best hours in Portugal!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mac80214
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