In the labyrinths of the convent relive legends and tales of the past.
In the Chagas de Cristo Royal Convent founded by the Duques of Bragança in the beginning of the 16th century, which has for many years made the charming Vila Viçosa in the Alentejo even more beautiful, the Pousada Convento de Vila Viçosa - Historic Hotel was built.
Restored with authenticity and maintaining all the original architecture, the atmosphere transports us to another reality and to times of monasticism. The successive constructions of cells, oratories and retreats that were built by the religious Clarissas who sought shelter in this ancient convent are all still perfectly visible.
The rooms of this historical pousada, distinct and varied, are characterised by being labyrinthine and thematically based on the legends and tales of the past. On the ceilings and walls we find references to antiquity and the history of the spaces, of which the paintings and the tile panels should be highlighted.
The cuisine is based on the delicious traditional and conventual recipes of the Alentejo region, replete with divine flavours and aromas that must be experienced.
A visit to Vila Viçosa is obligatory to become acquainted with its streets, museums and monuments, without neglecting trips to the neighbouring towns of Estremoz, Évora or Borba which are just as rich in history and culture.