Pousada vila viçosa

pousada vila viçosa

Where is Vila Viçosa located in Portugal?

The Pousada Convento de Vila Viçosa, located in the region of Alto Alentejo, is located close to the historical centre of Vila Viçosa and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Situated between Elvas, Borba and Redondo, Vila Viçosa is a quaint village, rich with history.

What is the age limit for Vila Viçosa?

Children up to 12 years of age (inclusive). The Pousada Convento de Vila Viçosa, located in the region of Alto Alentejo, is located close to the historical centre of Vila Viçosa and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Situated between Elvas, Borba and Redondo, Vila Viçosa is a quaint village, rich with history.

What is the Pousada in Bragança?

The Pousada is located in the former Convent of the Chagas de Cristo, built on the orders of Jaime IV, Duke of Bragança, in the 16th century. During your stay you can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, have fun in the games room and relax in the drawing room that also has a piano. For your meals, we have a restaurant and a bar.

What to do at the Pousada?

The Pousada is located in the former Convent of the Chagas de Cristo, built on the orders of Jaime IV, Duke of Bragança, in the 16th century. During your stay you can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, have fun in the games room and relax in the drawing room that also has a piano.

Where is Vila Viçosa located?

The name Vila Viçosa (lush village) is due to the fertility of the soils and the charming territory. This village in Alentejo Portugal is Florbela Espanca’s hometown, one of the country’s most notorious poetesses.

Why is there a castle in Vila Viçosa?

In the early 14th century, King Dinis I built a castle in the village, to protect it from potential Castilian incursions. In 1461, Vila Viçosa came to the hands of the House of Braganza, one of the most important houses of nobility of Portugal.

What is the Ducal Palace in Vila Viçosa?

The vast Ducal Palace (Paço Ducal de Vila Viçosa) is the main attraction in Vila Viçosa. The family originally came from Bragança in the Trás-os-Montes region of north east Portugal, close to the Spanish border. They settled in the castle in the town but decided to build more luxurious quarters in the early 16th century.

Who built the palace of Vila Viçosa?

In 1502 the building of the Ducal Palace of Vila Viçosa was begun, sponsored by Jaime, fourth Duke of Braganza. Jaime was a skilled military leader who later led the Portuguese to victory against a Moorish army in the Battle of Azamor, in Morocco.

Why stay at the Pousada of Braganca?

Set in some of the most rugged and spectacular rural landscapes in Portugal, the modern and vibrant Pousada of Braganca offers excellent facilities, wonderful views, delicious food and a warm welcome. From its hilltop position, this stunning hotel in Braganca provides magnificent views over the city’s medieval castle.

What is a Pousada de Portugal?

In 2005, the first Pousada de Portugal outside of Portugal opened in Brazil, in a historic building and fort built by the Portuguese. Although this is by far the biggest hotel in the chain, in Brazil the term pousada usually refers to a cheaper hotel, more like a bed and breakfast, which may lead to confusion.

Why is Braganca important to Portugal?

This was the seat of the Royal House of Braganca, rulers of Portugal between 1640 and 1910. During the Spanish Inquisition, Braganca became a sanctuary for Jews fleeing Spain, and so the Jewish culture has also had a significant influence on modern day Braganca.

Why choose the hotel Sao Bartolomeu in Braganca?

Despite its modern nature, the Hotel Sao Bartolomeu is a charming and welcoming hotel in Braganca that will ensure an unforgettable holiday, with all the facilities you need on-hand and the historic town just a stone’s throw away. For further information, to check availability at the Pousada of Braganca or to make a booking, contact us today.

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