Quinta de São Martinho

Turismo Rural / Tourism in the Country

                                                                                      Mateus - Vila Real 

Tourist Guide

The Mateus Palace is located in the parish of Mateus, Municipality of Vila Real, District of Vila Real.
The Mateus Palace was built in the first half of the 18th Century by the 3rd Majorat of Mateus, António José Botelho Mourão. The house has always been run by the Sousa Botelho family. This palace was presumably designed by the architect Nicolau Nasoni.

Distance from the Accommodations  200 m

Corgo Park is located on the banks of the river of the same name, it has an area of about 33 hectares; and is linked to the Forest Park, a true driving force of the city. It incorporates various facilities: multi-sport fields, pedestrian routes, the Codessais picnic area (equipped with grills and tables), open-air municipal pools, a children's park, cafés and tea houses; and you can still see old windmills, some of which have been refurbished.

Distance from the Accommodations  3 km

The Cathedral of Vila Real or São Domingos Church is located in Vila Real, Portugal. Built in the 15th Century, it is considered the best example of Gothic architecture in the Trás-os-Montes region.

Distance from the Accommodations  3,8 km

The Church of St. Peter is considered one of the oldest churches in Vila Real, it was built in 1528, at the request of Fr. Pedro Castro, the Abbott of Mouçós, at a location where there was already a chapel dedicated to St. Nicholas.

Distance from the Accommodations  4,4 km

The Sanctuary of Panoias was built between the end of the IInd  and the beginning of the IIIrd Centuries by the Roman senator Caius Calpurnius Rufinus, dedicated to the Infernal deities, led by Serapis, and the gods of the Lapiteas, an ethnic group indigenous to the region.

Distance from the Accommodations  4,9 km

The first reference to the Quintela Tower appears in the Enquiries of D. Afonso III, in 1258. At the end of the XVIIth Century there are records of jurisdictions and time periods received by its lord, the Count of Vimioso, at the Quintela Tombo da Torre.

Distance from the Accommodations  17 km

Lamas d' Olo, a village in the municipality of Vila Real, is a jewel in the midst of Alvão Natural Park. As soon as you arrive, you will notice the granite houses, most of which still have thatched roofs.

Distance from the Accommodations  17 km

Coming from Vila Real, exit at Covelinhas to arrive at the the top of São Leonardo and its respective chapel. From this location, known for having inspired Miguel Torga, you can enjoy a superb view of the Douro valley.

Distance from the Accommodations  21 km

Created in 1756 at the initiative of the government of the Marquis of Pombal, as the first demarcated and regulated region in the world, classified by UNESCO, on 14 December 2001, as World Heritage, the Upper Douro Wine Region is a unique example of a traditional region that lives around wine production, both the well-known Port wine and the most recent first-class table wines. All of these wines originate on the terraces of the Douro river and its tributaries, where shale walls support rows of vines laden with bunches of white or red grapes.

Distância do Alojamento  24 km

Trilho das Fisgas, com a designação de PR3 – Fisgas de Ermelo, permite conhecer um pouco da bonita Serra do Alvão e uma das suas paisagens emblemáticas, as Quedas de Água de Fisgas de Ermelo.

Distance from the Accommodations  27,6 km

The Shrine of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios is located in the parish of Sé, city and municipality of Lamego, district of Viseu, in Portugal.
Topping the mountain of Santo Estêvão, the shrine is currently an integral part of the panorama of the city to which it is united by a scenic staircase.
Since 1984, the Shrine of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, including the staircase and park, has been classified as a Public Interest Site.

Distance from the Accommodations  36 km

The Caves of Murganheira were founded over 50 years ago, are currently located on a property with over 30 hectares. The sparkling wines are produced from the finest varieties of grapes, such as Malvasia Fina, Gouveio Real, Cerceal, Chardonnay, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Pinot Noir. The most intense light wines result from the Malvasia Fina, Cerceal, Gouveio Real, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca varieties. These wine cellars are sculpted in blue granite rock, reaching a depth of 72 metres.

Distance from the Accommodations  40,8 km

The Ucanha Tower is located in the parish of Ucanha, municipality of Tarouca, district of Viseu, in Portugal. It has been classified by the Portuguese Institute of Architectonic Heritage (IPPAR) as a national monument since 1910.

Distance from the Accommodations  43,8 km

The construction of the São João de Tarouca Monastery began in 1154, and it was the first monastery for Cistercian monks built on Portuguese soil.

Distance from the Accommodations  45,1 km

Construction began on this monastery (Monastery of Salzedas) for men of the Cistercian Order in 1168. With its foundation closely linked to Teresa Afonso, wife of Egas Moniz, the monastic complex was greatly expanded in the 17th and 18th Centuries, to include a new and monumental cloister in the 18th Century, designed by the Maltese architect Carlos Gimach.

Distance from the Accommodations  46,1 km