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The Pousada

The Pousada's pool

Very near Belmonte, where Pedro Álvares Cabral was born, the Pousada de Belmonte - Convento de Belmonte results from the reconstruction of the ruined Convent of Nossa Senhora da Esperança, where there is also a small 13th century Chapel. The Pousada de Belmonte preserves all the historical architecture of the convent, including an amphitheater in the woodlands.

Pousada History:

Set on the slopes of the Esperança Mountain, at just over a km  from the town of Belmonte, the birthplace of Pedro Álvares Cabral, the Pousada de Belmonte was built by renovating the ruins of the former Nossa Senhora da Esperança Convent.

Before the monastery this was the site of a hermitage founded in the thirteenth century, and ancient pagan cults probably used the same location. The Cabral Family were patrons of the hermitage, and the image of Nossa Senhora da Esperança is today on display in the parish church of Belmonte and thought to have been carried from Brazil by Pedro Álvares Cabral.

The Pousada has preserved the Monastery's heritage intact (The site was classified as a building of public interest in 1986), included amphitheater architecture layout in the pine wood on the slopes of Esperanças Mountain, and stunning landscape with views over the Cova da Beira region and Estrela's Mountain. Inside, the chapel and sacristy have been converted into a lounge and bar and the careful restoration work is typical of the high standard applied since conservation work began in 1997 and a good example of the harmonious blend of historical architecture and modern construction and comfort.

Guests can use the Pousada as a base for exploring the many historical monuments is the region, including the castle, the burial vault of the Cabral family, the Judiaria or Jewish Quarter, and the mysterious Centum Cellas, as well as the natural beauty and folk traditions of Serra da Estrela (Estrelas Mountain), one of the Europe's most important nature reserve.


One of the rooms of the Pousada

The Pousada has 24 rooms: 21 double and 3 suites.

The rooms have the following equipment:


Specialty Restaurant Menu
Specialty Restaurant Menu
Weddings & Other Events

The restaurant has the maximum capacity of 80 people, having also a wonderful view. It's a fantastic place for weddings, baptisms and anniversaries. The capacity for weddings is 150 people.


The Pousada's Lounge
at the Pousada
outside the Pousada
Fairs and Markets:


Pousada Road sign The Pousada is on the side of the mountain range of "Serra da Esperança", near Manteigas and Covilhã.
Interesting Places:
Nearest Pousadas:
The Pousada
The Pousada's interior


Your reservation is guaranteed to have the best rate available on the Internet. If you find within 24 hours of booking a lower rate for our pousadas on another website for the same room type, dates, and payment requirements we will match this rate.
  Prices in Euros per Double room, per night including breakfast and taxes
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Standard 150.00 180.00 135.00 155.00 160.00 190.00 230.00 260.00 160.00 190.00
Superior 192.00 228.00 162.00 198.00 192.00 228.00 276.00 312.00 192.00 228.00

*Rates are valid up to 9 rooms, vary according to the pousada availability and variation of the best available rate, please double check rates when booking.

Single Occupancy - 10.00€ discount
Extra Bed: Children (0-2 years old) - Free
Extra Bed: Children (3-12 years old) - Plus 15% on room rates
Extra Bed: Children (above 12 years old) - Plus 30% on room rates

Cancellations: First night will be charged if reservation is cancelled less than 48 hours prior to arrival date. No-Shows: Entire stay will be charged.

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One of the Pousada's rooms
The Pousada at dusk
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