At approximatelly one thousand meters above sea level, the Pousada Marvao Hotel is located in the unspoilt
thirteenth century Marvao in the Portuguese region of The Alentejo.
Bordering Spain, this beautiful
little walled town has remained virtually unchanged.
The steep narrow cobbled
streets wind up to the 13th century picture book castle rising from the
From the keep the views across
the Alentejo plains to Spain are stunning.
Approximately 20 kms away
is the walled town of Portalegre overlooked by the ruins of its medieval castle.
The town became a major tapestry production and silk weaving centre which resulted in the construction of some remarkable Baroque merchant mansions and houses.
Worth visiting are the municipal
museum with its collection of European tiles and ceramics.
In addition, Casa de Jose
Regio houses an extensive private collection of religious artifacts.
Between Portalegre and Marvao
lies the Serra de Sao Mamede Natural Park, and serious walkers will enjoy the route past
the reservoir and through the little village of Rasa.
The Marvao Pousada is
housed in two beautiful medieval buildings and is tucked away in one of
the many cobbled lanes of the town.
Take a step back in time
in this dream like place.
This Pousada of Marvao has 21 bedrooms, 7 superior rooms
and 3 suites. All bedrooms have private bathroom, air conditioning, Cable television, mini-bar, telephone and some bedrooms benefit
from exceptionally beautiful panoramic views.
Facilities include air conditioning,
bar, restaurant, free wireless internet access in the public areas and family games.
Available activities in the
area include all types of hunting, fishing (dam), golf, country walks,
and shooting range.
Dining in Portugal is usually
very good. The restaurants of the Pousada group hotels offer a variety
of dishes including a selection of local and regional specialities.
The international airport
at Lisbon (Lisboa) is approximately 230 kilometers from this Pousada of