Witness the historical past and the romantic present.
In the tiny Vila Pouca da Beira, beautifully framed into the mountainous landscape of Northern Portugal amongst villages replete with history, the Pousada Convento de Vila Pouca da Beira - Historic Hotel is nestled in a building that dates from the 18th century.
Legend has it that this convent was built under the orders of Bishop Count Francisco de Lemos de Faria Pereira in the year 1780 and was converted into a military hospital nearly 100 years later.
Today, after meticulous recovery and restoration work the charm of those times was conserved and it was adapted to contemporary needs.
The bedrooms and living rooms in this hotel are decorated in a modern, attractive and comfortable style. From the restaurant, specialising in regional dishes, there is access to an ample terrace with a relaxing view onto the pine trees in the garden, where a swimming pool and tennis court can be found.
Close by, the picturesque villages of Piodão and Linhares can be explored, canoeing or fishing can be attempted in the Alva River, hunting or rock climbing and even Winter sports are available in the neighbouring Serra da Estrela.