Portugal is home to real hidden treasures, one of which is the southeastern coast, where you will find Alentejo, a picturesque place – the unexplored wild beauty, the cultural traces around it and the luxurious historic hotels provide a delicious atmosphere to experience!
Alentejo has a lot to explore, a region with an inland air, this is only 180 km away from Lisbon, and is one of the most monumental places in the country, with historical icons, rich architecture, palaces, castles, museums, churches and old convents and the coastal coast with cliffs and breathtaking views.
The ideal is to rent a car from Lisbon and explore the wild beaches, the small traditional villages, the extensive plains of vineyards, olive trees and wheat fields. Alentejo is one of the largest wine producers in Portugal, there are many wineries, where artisanal wines and famous labels are produced. It is possible to stop at the properties and taste wines and olive oils and also taste a hearty Portuguese meals – the coastal villages offer numerous restaurants serving fish, fresh seafood – not to mention the famous Alentejo pork or the traditional “açordas” – a delicious invitation to gluttony sin
The destination offers a plethora of entertainment and outdoor activities such as canoeing, horse riding, hot air ballooning, diving, biking and hiking.
An unmissable tip is to navigate the river Sado in a traditional boat or in a modern sailboat – the tour is simply stunning; starts at the Natural Reserve the Sado Estuary, 23,260-hectare of nature reserve up to the beautiful stilt Pier in Carrasqueira, the highlight of the tour is the “Roaz” – graceful dolphins that live in the Sado sanctuary – a unique experience. It is still possible to observe the Roman and Phoenician remains of the region, the cultural heritage of the city.
Discover Évora, a city of stunning beauty and its walls are home to a very important historic center, classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Convento do Espinheiro, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa
Fascinating for its history, authentic for its charm, the hotel gave new life to a 15th century convent, classified as a national monument, where important members of the nobility helped to shape the destiny of Portugal. It is a member of the renowned Starwood Preferred Guest brand, the hotel has 92 rooms, including five luxurious suites, the elegant decor was inspired by the 50s, but if you prefer, there is a very clean and modern room. All offer comfort and refinement.
The hotel offers an exclusive gastronomic journey with the traditional flavors of local cuisine, with a touch of Mediterranean cuisine. It has the restaurant “Divinus”, an old convent cellar, the “Wine Bar”, an old monastic cistern, is an exclusive space and entirely dedicated to wine tasting, the cozy “Pulpitus Bar, with piano and ambient music and the Aqua Lounge Pool Bar, offers a selection of tapas, salads or cocktails in a modern and romantic scenario.
Torre de Palma Wine Hotel
The Torre de Palma Wine Hotel is a five star hotel dedicated to Alentejo wine and authentic experiences. It presents a typical Alentejo architecture, all very white and with very cozy spaces.
The 19 rooms and suites have an elegant decor that fuses the contemporary with the traditional, in perfect harmony with nature. The Hotel has an indoor and outdoor pool, a SPA, a restaurant and a bar. In addition to these infrastructures, there is also a cinema room, a chapel, a riding school, a biological garden, an orchard, a vineyard, a small olive grove, a small forest, a store selling regional products and private parking.
The SPA at Torre de Palma Wine Hotel is a space with magical characteristics. According to the wisdom of the people of the land, Torre de Palma enjoys the benefits of a unique energy.
At Restaurant Basilii you can taste the flavors of Alentejo with a touch of sophistication. Its name pays homage to the wealthy family that inhabited the Roman villa of Torre de Palma – whose ruins are located a few meters from the Torre de Palma Wine Hotel – and which recalls the basilic aromatic herb (or basil), the Basilii restaurant provides you a journey through Alentejo delicacies.
Whether you are staying at Torre de Palma Wine Hotel or just want to experience the flavors of Alentejo through the hands of Chef Filipe Ramalho, the Basilii restaurant awaits you.