Pousada De Alvito Castelo de Alvito, Alvito, Portugal

Castle overview

A historic castle hotel set in the enchanting Alentejan plains with modern-day comfort and amenities.

Set in the vast Alentejan plains in the village of Alvito, Pousada De Alvito is an ideal place to get some precious break. This 4-star hotel offers modern-day comfort in a tranquil countryside setting, surrounded by gentle hills and fields dotted with trees. Easy to locate, the hotel is just 10 km from the Gothic Castelo de Viana do Alentejo.

Housed in the historic 15th-century Castle of Alvito, the hotel offers a unique setting for a relaxing holiday. The castle was classified as a National Monument in 1910. It is considered one of the best examples of Portuguese architecture, which combines elements of Manueline, Gothic, and Islamic architecture.

Here, guests can stay in the elegantly furnished rooms, enjoy the superb gardens, or unwind at the outdoor swimming pool. There’s a bar area in the castle’s old keep and a restaurant that offers traditional regional cuisine. The castle also has an original chapel and outdoor setting for weddings. Other amenities include event spaces and meeting rooms.

Castle Highlights




1 / Design

Hailed as a fine example of Portuguese architecture, the castle hotel features a blend of Portuguese, Manueline, Islamic, and Gothic architecture. The castle’s original design and character have been carefully preserved, matched with antique furnishings and decor.

2 / Dining

Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast buffet at the castle’s old dungeon. A royal feast of traditional and regional cuisine also awaits you at the medieval dining rooms. The restaurant offers the best culinary delights in the region in an elegant, historic setting.

3 / Location

The castle hotel is perfectly situated in the vast Alentejan plains in the village of Alvito, surrounded by lush countryside scenery. It is conveniently located within easy access from various historical and cultural attractions in the region.



  • Meetings & Events
  • Pool
  • Wedding Venue

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Pousada De Alvito

Castelo de Alvito, Alvito, Portugal

services & amenities

The Restaurant

The Restaurant offers a royal feast and an elegant dining experience in the castle's medieval room. Here, guests at the restaurant can enjoy lovely views of the courtyard, the beautiful Islamic windows, and Alentejo cypresses. They serve traditional Portuguese cuisine. Open daily, the restaurant serves lunch from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm and dinner from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Breakfast buffet is also available at the old castle dungeon from 8:00 am to 10.30 am.

Meetings and Events

You can book the entire castle for large events and grand celebrations. There are also elegant venues and spaces for meetings, conferences, intimate celebrations, and private parties. For weddings, ceremonies can be held at the original castle chapel with receptions at the castle ground among boxwood garden, vineyard, gazebo with climbing roses, watering troughs, and orange trees.

Leisure and Activities

Relax and unwind on the outdoor patio and the terrace with a view of the castle cloisters. There's an outdoor pool with loungers on the side. You can enjoy quiet walks at the Alvito Castle gardens.

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