Convento do Espiheiro, Heritage Hotel & Spa

  Convento do Espinheiro View    

The Convento do Espinheiro is a luxurious hotel located in Évora - classified by UNESCO as a "World Heritage City". The building was originally a convent dating back to the XV century, and considered a national monument. The origins of the Convento do Espinheiro are connected to a legend that tells of an apparition of the Virgin Mary above a thorn-bush (espinheiro) around the year 1400. In 1412, an oratory was built in honour of Our Lady and finally in 1458, during the reign of King Afonso V, and due to increasing pilgrimage, a church and convent were built and settled by monks of the Order of St. Jerónimo.


  relaxed pool area at Espinheiro in √Čvora  

  Convento do Espinheiro Gardens  

The Convento do Espinheiro is now a magnificent 59-room hotel, set in a beautiful garden area of approximately eight hectares. It's picturesque surroundings make it the perfect spot for enjoying the Portuguese countryside.

Include a six-treatment room spa with a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, turkish bath and health club, an outside swimming pool, tennis and paddle court. In the old olive press area. For visiting Évora free transfers are available.


  Convento do Espinheiro Restaurant  

The old meets the new in the restaurants and lounges. A gourmet restaurant "Divinus" is located in the old wine-cellar, our mediterranean restaurant "Claustrus" located in the cloisters, the bar "Pulpitus" in the old kitchen used by the monks, and an old water deposit was converted into a wine tasting and gastronomy savouring area.

Our pavilion stands ready for wedding receptions of up to 260 persons, we also have the St. Jerónimo meeting room for up to 110 persons and a Business Centre.


  Convento do Espinheiro Restaurant Terrace   Convento do Espinheiro Bar   Convento do Espinheiro Cloisters  

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