Pousada de Palmela, Castelo de Palmela
Palmela seems to be a diminutive of palm, a Latin word which can mean palm tree leaf or victory.
The great attribute of this municipal is its castle. Successfully redefined, by D. Afonso Henriques, D. Sancho I and D. Afonso II expanded by D. João I in the seventeenth century, and in the time of D. Pedro XI it underwent important work.
Within the Castle of Palmela
Opened in 1979, The Pousada de Palmela is located in the historic Castle of Palmela, integrating the cloisters of the old convent that was built in the Castle.
This hotel in Palmela takes advantage of a splendid location, perched on an imposing hill, making this site, just a few miles from Lisbon, an ideal place to rest. The Pousada de Palmela gives you an extensive panorama of the Serra da Arrábida and the Atlantic Ocean or of the plains and fields of the region’s vines.
There is little information about the origin of Palmela before the conquest of Lisbon by D Afonso Henriques, when the Muslims surrendered this region to the Christian hosts.
In “Os Lusíadas” Luís de Camões nevertheless is exalted by the achievements of D. Afonso Henriques, who, with only 60 riders, seized the Palmela Castle.
Date of the Building:
Seventeenth Century Castle
Brito Capelo; Nuno Álvares Pereira; D. João II; Diogo de Gouveia; Garcia de Meneses
Luís dos Santos Castro e Lobo
Attractions of the Pousada:
Integration of the cloisters of the former convent, the Palmela Castle is celebrated by Camões in "Os Lusíadas"
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