Located in the heart of Dão, at the foothill of Serra do Caramulo, 20 minutes from the city of Viseu, in a rural village in the county of Tondela, Solar de Vilar was rebuilt with fidelity in 2003, in the same year also rebuilt its magnificent Gardens.
A Place of Unique Experiences
Classified as “Heritage of Public Interest”, the imposing staircase and side facade impress with the richness of the Barroco style, the beauty of Serra do Caramulo is a constant and it a is beauty company.
Currently, it is with you in mind that we offer Weddings, other Events and Accommodation services where you can enjoy Solar de Vilar entirely to yourself.
A Litle bit of History...
Edificio Barroco, built in the 18th century, in 1785 by José Baptista Pimenta Correia, from Aldeia de Vilar de Besteiros, who hired Manuel Ferreira, master mason for “770,000 réis”. This master mason worked with the famous architect Nicolau Nazoni in Lamego. Nicolau Nazoni, the same architect of the Palace of Mateus, Palace of the Freixo, Tower of Clérigos, among others.
The chapel of Solar de Vilar was completed in 1814, with the new administrators of Tomás Jacinto Pimenta Teles and his wife, D. Maria Brizida Mascarenhas Mancelos.
This Solar is linked to one of the greatest dramas and struggles between families of the XIX century, having arrived at the court of Queen D. Maria II and which resulted in the book “As meninas de Mascarenhas”.
"the beauty of Serra do Caramulo is a constant companion..."
Discover Solar de Vilar
We started our activity in 2003, we are a cohesive and experienced team contributing to the happiness and well-being of the client.
Anyone who visits Solar de Vilar, whether at weddings, events or exclusive stays, will remember it as one of the most beautiful experiences.
Our main mission is to offer an excellent and personalized service to the customer and provide a unique experience showcasing the surrounding territory, in terms of culture, landscape, gastronomy, oenology and health and well-being.
Our vision is to be a reference increasing the notoriety of the region; contribute to local and regional development; and finally to diversify the tourist offer.
- Respect for cultural and architectural heritage;
- respect and appreciation by the local community;
- respect for the environment and protection of nature;
- cooperation and teamwork
- social, economic and environmental sustainability
- genuineness and authenticity;
- honesty / ethics;
- customer satisfaction;
- welcome and proximity to customers;
- uniqueness and exclusivity