Though many of the Pousadas of Portugal are
situated in buildings that are centuries old -
all have been refurbished and brought up to the
highest quality of modern convenience and service. These are exceptional
accommodations, and combine features that
will captivate any traveler;
architecture, history, cuisine, ambience, and
service. In a word, they are unrivaled.
The Pousadas exemplify the harmonious combination of history, comfort, and beauty. Each
of the 43 Pousadas of Portugal is unique, yet there is a continuity of quality
and service that comes to be expected, and trusted as you travel
from Pousada to Pousada.
The Portugal Pousadas chain was founded in
the 40's - first with regional style hotels, and then by the 50's began to include the historic
castles, monasteries, and palaces that exemplify the best of the Pousadas today. It is rarely more than a few hours, or at most
a short half-day drive between one Pousada and the next. This now makes
traveling by car in Portugal a real pleasure. The traveler can explore
out-of-the-way areas and really get to know the country - always
confident that a delightful place to rest, one of the fine Pousadas of
Portugal, is awaiting just a little ways
down the road.
These are places that offer
a fascinating journey through the Portuguese culture,
its tradition, art, and cuisine.
Portugal has a rich
gastronomy which has been encouraged and preserved in
the famed restaurants of the Pousadas. Each
Pousada maintains and/or recreates the best of its
regional gastronomy while also offering the finest in
Another thing that
distinguishes the Portugal Pousada system is
their commitment to environmental protection as they undertake their
many restoration projects. They are thereby helping maintain both the
natural and cultural heritage of Portugal.
The 43 Pousadas de Portugal
are a chain of exclusive hotels that are classified
into four themes;
- Historic Pousadas
- Historic Design Pousadas
- Nature Pousadas
- Charm Pousadas
Among these are Pousadas
that are sure to satisfy every taste and interest.