CASTLE OF ALVITO
Rest under the roof of kings and barons It is worth exploring the long Alentejo plains, dotted by cork trees at a patient pace, to find the "Pousada de Alvito", lost in time and space. Home to a long dynasty of barons favored by the king, this is most welcoming and comfortable fortified castle that you can find to rest in. Welcome to the Alentejo, where time is suspended to allow you to enjoy your holiday as smoothly as possible. To reach the Pousada do Alvito you've already crossed many miles of panoramic and quiet roads, in which the fields of gold open your windows to golden and gentle hills, weaving hypnotically and setting the tone for the following few days: quiet, peaceful, relaxing . Let yourself be captivated and let the days wander to the pace of the fields. On reaching the village of Alvito, the sense of tranquility increases: the old houses, richly decorated with Manueline elements, indicate that this is no ordinary village. The long history of the influence of this village in the national and regional politics is completely outlined by the history of the family which received the first barony of the country. With just 20 rooms, this noble house is fully equipped to welcome you with the charm of yesteryear and the most modern comforts you could want.
The decor in original tiling, the view of the garden designed by the brilliant Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles and the predominance of Moorish, Gothic and Manueline styles make this castle the perfect setting for a stay of long days, interspersed with reinvigorating naps, refreshing swims and lengthily enjoyed meals. Rest in the richly decorated room with decorative pieces of the estate of the House of Bragança Foundation and stroll through the various garden areas, which invite self-gathering or conviviality, isolation or sharing. Be amazed by the ingenious irrigation system by gutters through the wheel of the well which, with the aid of gravity, guides the water through to all areas of the garden. Raise yourself up with the romanticism of mullioned windows, featuring moorish traces. And who knows if you don't become inspired to make a serenade or even a marriage proposal? Never a space was so appropriate to read the classics and let yourself be transported to an ancient world, where language was more careful, and the beauty, austere and dignified, cherished and cared for with all the weight of timelessness.
When spending a few days at the Pousada of Castelo de Alvito, the illuminated and romantic inner courtyard, the inspiring windows, the spaces of the old wine cellars and stables transformed into living rooms - be sure to have a peek at the bins, the old castle refrigerators, where grain was stored in protected pots to hold out - will provide your holiday with an indefinable and charming aura of real-time suspension.
Address: Castelo de Alvito – 7920-999 - Alvito
Location GPS: N 38 15.472 - W 7 59.527
|Prices per room per night in euros shared by 2 people - Breakfast included|
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|Large Family Room||177||230||204||258||230||284|
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