Vila Real HolidaysPortugal
The reason to visit Vila Real, the capital of the province of Trás-os-Montes and birthplace of Diogo Cão (the explorer who discovered the Congo River in 1482), is for the Baroque Mateus Palace, 4km east of the town. Described by Sacheverell Sitwell as "the most fantastic country house in Portugal", …

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Where to stay in Vila Real

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Reviews of Vila Real

Eric Brink
Eric BrinkPleasant Hill
22/04/2011

Gayle and I passed through Vila Real on our way from the Douro Valley to Santiago de Compestela and really only had the chance to admire the countryside. The Real reason to visit Vila Real, the capital of the province of Trás-os-Montes and birthplace of Diogo Cão (the explorer who discovered the Congo River in 1482), is for the Baroque Mateus Palace, 4km (2.5 miles) east of the town. Described by Sacheverell Sitwell as "the most fantastic country house in Portugal", it has been made famous worldwide for being featured on the label of Mateus Rosé wine and it is well worth a visit for a glimpse into the lives of the Portuguese aristocracy.

Bruno Teles
Bruno TelesVila Nova de Gaia
14/09/2015

Great city to live!

Daniela  Pereira
Daniela Pereira
03/03/2016

Cidade pequena, com um grande espírito universitário. Rodeada de natureza.

Elizabeth Mendes
Elizabeth Mendes
24/06/2012

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