The Pousada de Beja is located in the old Convent of São Francisco in the city of Beja, in Alentejo. Located in the city centre just 700 metres from the castle and 200 metres from the Rainha D. Leonor museum. The Pousada is the result of a majestic, architectural project that is representative of Portugal's religious and gothic architecture.
During your stay you can relax in the fantastic gardens, take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool and spend your free time playing on the tennis court and other table games. For your meals, the Pousada has a restaurant and a bar.
The rooms have been adapted from old cells , with 20 rooms overlooking the garden and the pool. All rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi.
The Pousada de Beja is truly an oasis at the heart of the Alentejo plains, steeped in almost 800 years of history. Come and experience these secular memories in an authentic haven on the Alentejo plains.
RESTAURANTS AND SERVICES
In the old central nave of the Pousada, guests can, from time to time, visit contemporary art exhibitions. Enjoy and take a stroll through the wide corridors connecting the monks' old cells with an inviting view of the pool and the fantastic gardens.
During the summer, come and swim in the fantastic pool and stroll through the gardens. In winter, relax and read a book in the Capitulo Room or play table games in the Bar.
Savour the best of Alentejo cuisine in the Pousada's restaurant, located in the old refectory. This is an authentic space for contemplation.
The Pousada's reception is available 24 hours a day to help you organise a variety of activities, including bicycle riding, horse riding or walking tours. You can leave your vehicle free of charge in the car park available on site.
The first records of the Convent date from 10 November 1268, the date which marks the appearance of the community of São Francisco in Beja at the initiative of the Warden Lopo Esteves and Councilors Diogo Fernandes and Vasco Martins.
This historical luxury hotel maintains the original features of the old building, having several spacious areas, with high ceilings where white predominates on the walls decorated with old pieces of art and local craftsmanship.
LOCATION AND DESTINATION
The Menagem Tower of the Beja Castle is the hallmark of the city, with its height (40 metres) and beauty making it the most splendid military monument of its kind in Portugal. Another attraction is the Rainha D. Leonor Museum, housed within the convent of Nossa Senhora da Conceição. Do not forget to visit the Vila de Pizões and the Roman Centre of Cucufate.
Take advantage of your stay by relaxing and taking long walks in the Alentejo plains to the place where the farms meet. There, you can try exquisite wines and delicious regional delicacies.
The Pousada is 55 km from the Alqueva Dam and 80 km from the city of Évora. Faro is the nearest airport at 147 km away. (Although it does not have regularly scheduled flights, Beja has an airport 10 km from the Pousada). The Pousada Convento de Beja is a Historic Hotel with 35 rooms, which include 12 superior rooms, two suites and two junior suites.