The statutory purposes of the Casa de Mateus Foundation are the preservation of the House, the study of its archive and the promotion of cultural, scientific and pedagogical activities.
The Casa de Mateus takes up the traditional and famous International Music Courses that since 1978 are among the most traditional and prestigious Baroque Music festivals in Europe. The courses, concerts and conferences take place in the magical atmosphere of one of the most beautiful eighteenth-century palaces in Portugal. This edition brings great names among renowned teachers from previous editions as well as alumni, today with brilliant international careers.
Come and visit the Casa de Mateus. Accompany us on a visit to the House and Chapel, Library, Gardens and Winery.
Since 1973 the Director-delegate of the Casa de Mateus Foundation has been D. Fernando de Sousa Botelho Albuquerque, son of D. Francisco, who started on December 3, 1977, with the cycle "Culture in Dialogue", the activities of the Foundation.