Pousada Convento Arraiolos
The Pousada Convento de Arraiolos is located in the village of Arraiolos, in the region of Alentejo, in an old convent, 1.2 km from the historic village centre. The nearest town, Évora , is just 25 km away. Arraiolos is world-renowned for its carpets, which are considered cultural heritage and unique in the world.
During your stay you can enjoy an outdoor swimming pool with sunny terraces and panoramic views over the Alentejo plains, and an indoor swimming pool in which to relax on a chilly autumn or winter day.
You can also make the most of your spare time by playing a game of tennis while breathing the pure air of the Alentejo countryside or opting for a relaxing massage. For your meals, we have a restaurant that serves traditional Alentejo cuisine and a bar for lighter meals.
The rooms are spacious with minimalist decor and free Wi-Fi, and all superior rooms have a balcony.
The rooms are former nuns' cells , fully refurbished, where the predominant colour is white with stylised wooden beds.
RESTAURANTS AND SERVICES
Enjoy the Alentejo plains with
activities such as cycling, horse riding and hiking. Ask for help from our reception, which is
on call 24 hours a day.
Experience the delights of the
restaurant, which is very representative of Alentejo gastronomy. In addition to traditional Portuguese dishes, it also offers international cuisine. For lighter meals you can go to our bar, which during the summer offers a complementary service at the pool.
During the summer, take a dip in our fantastic outdoor swimming pool and soak up the sun on the deck chairs. In winter, enjoy our
main drawing room and relax reading a book. Swim in our
heated indoor swimming pool with natural lighting, or relax in the alcove of the
typical Alentejo fireplace.
Regarding the history of the convent, it is known that the cornerstone laid for its construction dates back to the reign of D. João III on 14 August 1527, the eve of the day of Our Lady of the Assumption, with the convent being dedicated to this same saint.
During the Middle Ages, the convent served to convert the local population to Christianity. With the restoration of the Pousada, austerity gave way to simplicity and comfort. Nowadays, it represents an example of the art of restoring historical buildings, which combines traditional heritage with modern architectural concepts.
LOCATION AND DESTINATION
The village of
Arraiolos is famous for its wool carpets, hand sewn by generations of embroiderers, but there is much more to visit, such as: the magnificent medieval castle; the picturesque streets decorated with baroque churches; the fountain of Nossa Senhora da Conceição; the Aldeia da Terra, a theme park of miniature clay figures; the lovers' fountain; or the gastronomic delights and wine tastings in the region's wineries.
Discover nearby villages such as
Évora and Santana
do Campo, and be amazed by the landscape of olive groves and a countryside that invites you to go on picnics and family outings.
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