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Mateus Palace, Portugal by Trish Meyer

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Photographed on my first visit to the Mateus Palace, which was built in 1745 and is
considered a perfect example of baroque architecture, having an impressive façade with
beautiful pinnacles on the roof and an ornate balustraded stairway, all reflecting on a
pond in front.

Located in the municipality of Vila Real, it has been described as the most fantastic
country house in Portugal and has been made famous worldwide, being featured on
the label of Mateus Rosé wine.

Photography is not permitted inside, but there are many opportunities in the picture
perfect gardens.

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architecture, baroque, europe, holiday, mateus, palace, portugal, reflections, travel, fivefeatures, 1000 views

I love the endless photographic opportunities provided by world around me, from the abundance of nature in my own backyard to historic and scenic worldwide destinations.
I am retired, beyond threescore years and ten.

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Comments

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyalmost 3 years ago

    Oh, goodie! I get to be first to comment. Talk about opulence. Isn’t it amazing what some people can do with a bit of dirt? I like the idea of using the pond to get the reflection, Trish. Another postcard perfect shot.

  • Thanks heaps Gary !
    Part of this is I believe still used by the family. There is an amazing collection of art and artifacts in the parts open to the likes of us, to see and not to photograph.

    – Trish Meyer

  • Robert Miesner
    Robert Miesneralmost 3 years ago

    It looks like you had a wonderful trip Trish! This is an outstanding capture of this beautiful building. I love the reflection, well done!

  • Robert, it was indeed great, we saw so much and walked many miles in several countries … had to make the most of the long flights. Thank you so much for your comments and fave ! I hope you have enjoyed your prolonged visit today !

    – Trish Meyer

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful!!!!

  • Thank you Lori !

    – Trish Meyer

  • Thanks also for adding this image to your faves … it took a while to reach my feed !

    – Trish Meyer

  • Bob Wall
    Bob Wallalmost 3 years ago

    Ooh, another cool shot and place I wanna go to.

  • Bob, thank you !
    As I sort through the photos, I’m wanting to go back to many places for slower visits and note taking … yes … I’m spending much time comparing daily itineraries with shots and searching the net for similar images to help with identification.

    – Trish Meyer

  • Karina  Cooper
    Karina Cooperalmost 3 years ago

    Wow that is amazing Trish, Love the building and the reflections

  • Thank you Karina !
    Great to hear from you :)

    – Trish Meyer

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 3 years ago

    Excellent capture Trish, love the reflections..

  • Andrea, thanks so much !
    I am really pleased with this one :)

    – Trish Meyer

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 3 years ago

    Impressive architecture, great reflection image

  • Thank you very much Byron !
    I believe the pond was designed and situated for that purpose.

    – Trish Meyer

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alalmost 3 years ago

    Great capture Trish. It looks great reflecting in the water.

  • Al, thank you very much !
    I was lucky to avoid all our group in framing this :)

    – Trish Meyer

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradouralmost 3 years ago

    Thgis is a great shot Trish, beautiful reflections

  • Thank you very much Malcolm for your lovely comments !

    – Trish Meyer

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsalmost 3 years ago

    That’s an amazing building Trish & a perfectly positioned pool there for a great reflection. Very nice work.

  • Michael, thank you for your lovely comments, the reflection is an added bonus !

    – Trish Meyer

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