CONVENT OF ARRAIOLOS
A modern world retreat. Lose yourself in Arraiolos, a unique and extraordinary place where you can practice the purest tradition of Alentejo: forget that there is a thing called hurry, and take all the time in the world. Close your eyes and turn off your tablet: in this historic Hotel, you will know the true meaning of restfulness. Find out why so many different peoples over the centuries decided to call Arraiolos their home. Book your holiday in Pousada Convento de Arraiolos, an ancient convent of the St. John the Evangelist religious order, which was devoted to assisting the poor and the sick of Arraiolos. The foundation stone was laid in August 14th, 1527 - the eve of the holiday consecrated to Our Lady of the Assumption, a great time to come here for some rest.
The entrance is long and winding, anticipating the level of tranquility you will find: the Pousada, whose low building lays hidden in a valley surrounded by apparently endless agricultural fields, is punctuated by trees that will provide shade to your strolls, and by old slabs that echo the sound of your footsteps - often the only sound you will hear.
Once you have parked, it is likely that someone will drop by to give you a warm welcome and help you with the bags. The reception desk is next to the old Sala do Capítulo (Chapter Room), where the brothers used to receive their daily orders for the maintenance of life in the convent. No one will give you orders around here, only the number to the room or suite where you will spend the next few days resting and from now on, if you want to disappear from the world, you have the blessing of all the friars who once lived in this place. Most of the rooms are fully modernised former cells, with the original dimensions but with much more comfortable beds. Lose yourself in the numerous lounge rooms and unusual nooks that will give you a feeling of absolute freedom, even though you're within the walls.
Address: Nossa Senhora da Assunção – 7044-909 - Arraiolos
Location GPS: N 38 43.920 - W 7 59.323
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