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.
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.
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.
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.
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Castelo de Alvito, Alvito, Portugal
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.
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.
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.
Located just 10 km from the castle hotel, Castelo de Viana do Alentejo is one of the popular attractions in the region. Located in the parish of Viana do Alentejo, this Gothic castle was constructed during the reconquest and settlement of the central region of the Portuguese Alentejo. A historic and an architectural wonder, the castle features elements of Gothic and Manueline architecture.
Igreja Matriz de Viana is one of the most beautiful churches in the region. Built in the 15th century, this church is known for its unique architecture. It features Romanesque and Gothic elements in its portico and sculptural ensemble, Neoclassical altarpieces, and Baroque carvings. It is a great example of Portuguese architecture during the time of the Expansion.
One of the interesting attractions in this part of Portugal is the Casa-Museu Quinta da Esperança. This stately manor dates from the later part of the 16th century. It houses several tile panels, an internal chapel with oil paintings and a Joanine carving, rooms with mural painting, aqueducts, and other historical curiosities.