Palácio de Mateus Reflections

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is all about reflections.

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Palacio de Mateus

Palacio de Mateus

One of the least memorable trips on our Douro river cruise was a visit to Palácio de Mateus, near Vila Real. Please don’t ask why but I was expecting to visit a vineyard for the Mateus Rose wine. Yep, the devil is always in the detail and I failed to connect the dots.

I am not a student of architecture so the building while providing an impressive photo oppotunity on our arrival failed to stir much interest within. Even Wiki only has a page stub.

The official website is


5 responses to “Palácio de Mateus Reflections

  1. Beautiful photos of a place which I also saw but for the first time in an Australian travel show just a matter of months ago. With the explanation 🙂 !


  2. Beautiful! Did you love Portugal?


  3. Well…… it’s a pretty building….. could use a few goldfish in the pond out front!


  4. While I wouldn’t call it great architecture, I find it interesting, because it’s unusual. Good photo for reflections.


  5. I love reflections and your pictures are stunning!


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