Pousada de Tavira, Convento da Graça
Tavira has one of the most interesting architecture of all of Algarve. Its origins date back to 2000 BC during the time of the Arab occupation. Here fishery held a great importance.
In the seventeenth century, the port situated on the Gilão riverbank, was an important place for the shipment of wine, salt and dry fish. Tavira was totally reconstructed after the earthquake catastrophe in 1755.
Santo Agostinho Convent, sixteenth century
The Pousada de Tavira, Convento da Graça, is located in the Santo Agostinho Convent, founded by Dom Sebastião in the sixteenth century. This hotel in Tavira perfectly combines classic lines with a welcoming atmosphere and modern equipment.
The Pousada de Tavira has 36 rooms, all with a view to the patio or the garden with pool. All the rooms come with air conditioning, a private bathroom with bath and hairdryer.
The guests at the Pousada de Tavira can enjoy the outdoor pool on the sun loungers under the parasols or read a book in the drawing room.
The restructuring project of the Pousada do Convento Graça was the sole responsibility of the architect John Sousa Campos, who also included the construction of new spaces.
During the construction of the Pousada’s remodelling, they uncovered archaeological treasures of Islamic origin from the thirteenth century: Bairro Almoada. These discoveries forced some adjustments in the original project design, to allow for the preservation of another important historic legacy, which can be enjoyed at the Patio Moor Bar.
Date of the Building:
Sixteenth Century Convent
Renaissance, Baroque, Religious
Frei Pedro de Vila Viçosa; Frei João de S. José; Jerónimo Osório; Diogo Tavares; Mestre Bento Correia
João Sousa Campos
Attractions of the Pousada:
The D. Sebastião suites, Almansor, Santiago, Friar Sam Pedro and Friar João; Pool; Historical environment
Certificate of Exellence 2013
We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive reviews on TripAdvisor.