Gardens with cascading ponds
Solar de Mateus consists, in addition to the Museum, the chapel and the winery, a farm with landscaped gardens that are romantic, and is considered among the most gorgeous in Portugal. Upon entering the 5th, the 1st thing that I noticed was a large pond in which is reflected the facade of the palace, in front of an ancient tree with an impressive trunk. Many paths start here touring the gardens, formed by clipped box hedges with a tiny geometric form, pergolas and even the coat of arms of the family. There is also space for flowers, camellias, and for orchards and vineyards because is where Mateus wine is made.