Casa de Mateus or Mateus Palace was built in the first half of the 18C and betraying the finishing touches of Nicolau Nasoni, this palace set in beautiful gardens on a vast farm is considered to be one of the finest examples of baroque civil architecture in Portugal.
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Some places deserve to be referred to and “Casas do Côro”, at Marialva, is certainly one of them, a glamorous village hotel in a spectacular landscape.
Built on the top of a hill at a point of great strategic significance, on the remains of earlier fortresses dating back to the Bronze Age and Roman times, Castelo Mendo is a historical village surrounded by walls that were rebuilt in the twelfth century at the orders of D. Sancho I.
Built in the 12th century but badly damaged by the earthquake in 1755, the castle was described as “new” (novo) because another one already existed in the immediate vicinity, having been abandoned because it was inadequate for the region’s defence. This is how the village came to acquire the name of Castelo Novo.
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