The Pousada Castelo de Palmela is located in the historic centre of the city of Palmela, 42 km from Lisbon. Sitting 230 metres above sea level, it has fantastic views of the Serra da Arrábida, over the Atlantic ocean and over the lowlands and vineyards of the region. The Pousada includes cloisters from the old convent constructed in the castle.
The Pousada de Palmela offers an elegant restaurant where you can enjoy a variety of local dishes paired with beautiful local wine. Also visit the Pátio do Pessegueiro and contemplate the beauty of the scenery. Each room features different decor and is equipped with a TV and free Wi‑Fi.
The rooms are old cells with truly impressive views.
RESTAURANTS AND SERVICES
Activities available around the Pousada do Castelo de Palmela include Sado river excursions, pedestrian or bicycle trips, canoeing and watching the dolphins in the Sado river. Ask for help at our 24-hour reception.
Discover and enjoy local cuisine in the old monk-warriors' mess hall, now the Pousada's restaurant. We offer free private parking, where you can leave your vehicle during your stay.
Very little is known about Palmela before Dom Afonso Henriques' conquest of Lisbon, when the Moors surrendered and gave the land over to the Christians.
The main landmark of the municipality is its Castle. Built in a prime location, it is key to the area between the Sado and Tejo river basins, one of the points on Lisbon's defence triangle on the south side.
The castle, conquered and reconquered in epic and valiant battles led by the first Portuguese King, envelops the entirety of the Pousada—the old convent of the order of Santiago.
LOCATION AND DESTINATION
Discover the gorgeous beaches of the Costa Azul, the Sado Estuary Natural Reserve where you can observe a community of resident dolphins and the Serra da Arrábida National Park.
When taking a stroll through the centre of the city of Palmela, the churches are the main attraction. In the surrounding area, discover the man-made caves of Quinta do Anjo and the Rio Frio Estate and Palace.
If you are a fan of wine, this region has three of the most reputable national wineries: Bacalhôa, Dona Ermelinda de Freitas and José Maria da Fonseca. The closest airport is Lisbon International Airport about 46 km away. The Pousada Castelo de Palmela is a Historic Hotel with 29 rooms.