MONESTERY OF CRATO
Entrance to another world. Discover the traditional and rich region of Alentejo from this castellated monastery, where the classic and the contemporary merge into a remarkable work that welcomes you with a degree of comfort and sophistication difficult to overcome. Submerge in the history of this monastery essential at the time of Portugal's recon quest from the Moors, who later became the home of D.Álvaro Gonçalves Pereira, father of D.Nuno Álvares Pereira, the constable saint.The foundation of the monastery, released in the 50's of the 1300, only came to be completed 20 years later.
In the twentieth century is made an intervention that allows you to be here today to enjoy this witness to the early history of Portugal: the work of recovery warrior character puzzle, monastic and palatial, in the words of architect Carrilho da Graça, that gives an unique atmosphere to stay. Although now - under the scorching sun or the view of the fields where sheep graze peacefully - seems hard to imagine, this was a high-risk area, hence the defensive nature of much of the building.
Go through the cloister, protected and characterized by the presence of the cross of the Order of Malta, the friars knights and missionaries, and be impressed by the austerity and strength that emanates from these fortified walls. The room where you can sit comfortably to read was the ancient refectory of the monastery - the reception is located in the old fireplace and you will notice, on arriving, the firebox which is identifiable. Take as much time as you need to guide this I build where the old wing and the new wing are joined seamlessly inside and clear out.
There are numerous places to discover, to climb stairs, windows, cracks and spaces to peek. Feel protective of an unique place: this Pestana Monument Hotel is the place where you will be able to find walls more than 600 years old and a modern pool of straight lines with a waterfall and shade of olive trees to drink a cocktail. This permanent exchange of old and new will dictate your stay and different sensations can be awakened, according to the area where you are.
The Italian designer furniture, specifically chosen by the architect of the renovation project, help with its rights and timeless lines, to create a space where the decor is minimalist, punctuated only by highly rich heritage elements: Portuguese chests, tapestries of Portalegre and Arraiolos.Travel back in time, between the past and the present, and if you come on winter, let yourself be carried away by the course of the light fog between the olive trees, which reveals an ancient and modern world, hot fire and stone cold, that will not stop to impress.
Address: Mosteiro da Flor da Rosa – 7430-999 - Crato
Location GPS: N 39 18.408 - W 7 38.897
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