Pousada de Arraiolos, Nossa Senhora da Assunção
The city of Arraiolos in Alentejo is known above all for its long tradition, passed from generation to generation through the centuries, of the hand embroidered "Tapete de Arraiolos" (Arraiolos Tapestry), the most genuine craftsmanship of the town.
With regards to the convents history, it is known that the first stone was placed down on the date of the crowning of D. João III, more precisely on 14th August 1527, the eve of the day of Nossa Senhora Da Assunção (Our Lady of Assumption) as such the convent was dedicated to her.
In a sixteenth century convent
The Pousada de Arraiolos, Nossa Senhora da Assunção, is situated in a sixteenth century convent presenting itself as an example in the art of recovery of historical buildings which combine traditional features with the concepts of modern architecture.
The union between tradition and modernisms is celebrated in this Pousada with innovated luxury.
During the middle ages the convent served the local evangelistic population. With the restoration into Pousada, the austerity gave way to joy, the simplicity of comfort and to penance to life’s pleasures.
Staying at this Pousada is a fantastic pretext for getting to know the town of Arraiolos, whose cultural heritage is world renowned, through its carpets which are a true work of art of tapestry.
Date of the Building:
Sixteenth Century Monastery
Opening of the Pousada:
D. João III; D. Jaime, Duke of Bragança; Fernando Pereira; Gabriel de Barco Y Minusca; João Garcês
José Paulo dos Santos
Attractions of the Pousada:
The Church (entirely covered in seventeenth century tiles tell of episodes from the bible and of the saints lives); Renaissance-style Cloister, Chapterhouse decorated with sculptures depicting the parental Alentejo
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Pousada de Arraiolos, Nossa Sra. da Assunção