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Pousada do Convento de Belmonte

Serra da Esperança, Apartado 76, 6250-909, Belmonte - Beira Interior

23 Rooms
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€ 89,00
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The Inn Covento de Belmonte Convent was born from the ruins of the Convent Nossa Senhora da Esperança. Its parchments are as old as the history of Portugal and that the image of Our Lady of Hope that accompanied Pedro Álvares Cabral on his voyage to Brazil belonged to its hermitage.

A little over a kilometre from the Historic Village of Belmonte, the birthplace of Pedro Álvares Cabral, the Pousada Convento de Belmonte has its origins in the recovery of the former convent of Nossa Senhora da Esperança built over a hermitage, founded in the 13th century and most probably placed on old pagan cults sites.

In Detail

The modern Pousada kept the historical heritage of the Convent (classified in 1986 as a property of public interest), with amphitheatre architecture, located on the slopes of Serra da Esperança on the south of Belmonte. 

The stones, wood, iron, wicker, the sobriety of the materials and the masterfully chosen pieces, the use of light and relaxing colours such as ochre, dry green, sand, earth and fire, recreate the atmosphere of tranquillity and peace in a unique space where you can hear the silence, feel the history and breathe the purity of the mountain air.

Inside, the old chapel and sacristy adapted to be living room and bar are witness of the meticulous reconversion works that were carried out in the convent from 1997 and a perfect example of the harmonious coexistence between historic areas and a modern and welcoming building. 

The Pousada has 24 rooms, all with different names of friars. The suite is known as Guardian, the name given to the Principal of the Franciscan order that owned this convent, is now brightly decorated by Adelaide Rebelo de Andrade and transformed in a "Pousada Histórica” (Historical Inn) by the Architect Luis Rebelo de Andrade.

Outside there is a stone swimming pool with a magnificent view of the Zêzere valley and Serra da Estrela and you will find a region with numerous historical monuments waiting for you; the castle and pantheon of Cabrais, the Jewish Quarter and the mysterious "Centum Cellas", besides the beauty and traditions of Serra da Estrela, one of the most important natural reserves in Europe. 

Integrated into the structure of the Pousada, the Gourmet Restaurant, states itself increasingly as a place of gastronomic cult, the true laboratory with the magician Chef Valdir Lubeck. Here you can taste the best wines of the region of Beira Interior. Almeida Garrett Reserve and Chardonnay Reserve or Quinta dos Termos Reserve are good examples of the unique features of this Terroir influenced by the micro-climate created by the highlands.

Restaurants & Bars

Restaurant Convento de Belmonte Gourmet
Integrated in the Pousada, the restaurant is just a kilometre from the village centre, in a secluded and quiet place, among the green pine groves of Serra da Esperança and with stunning views over Cova da Beira and Serra da Estrela.

The menu offers diversified suggestions and you can enjoy dishes inspired in the region as well as other more innovative creations. This restaurant is a unique case of dedication and commitment that gave it great notoriety. The menu is carefully selected by the Chef Valdir Lubeck.

The room is discreetly decorated with cloths over the tables, table markers and tall glasses. The big fireplace warms the cold days and creates a romantic and distinctive atmosphere. Form the dishes that mark the history of the restaurant, we stand out the pea velvety with basil and olive oil ice cream and custard served in an excavated granite stone . Fond of mushrooms, the Chef always finds good excuses to incorporate them in his creations, such as the famous mushrooms cappuccino with aromatic herbs foam, from the garden of the Convent.

The restaurant was awarded with a Golden Fork in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and is recommended by the Michelin Guide.

Bar Convento de Belmonte
Situated in the old sacristy of the chapel, here you can taste the fine wines of this region.

Room Pedro Alvares Cabral 
Fantastic place for hosting events, weddings, christenings and birthday parties, with capacity for 96 people.

Meeting Rooms

Pousada de Belmonte has a meeting room with natural light, free wireless internet (wi-fi), air conditioning and capacity or 68 people.

The meeting room has audio-visual equipment available: screen, data-show, TV and video, flip chart and sound system with microphones.

Locations & Directions

From the city of Porto, take the motorway A1 towards Lisbon. Take exit 16 to motorway A25 towards Viseu. Take exit 13 to motorway A23 towards Lisbon. Take exit 33 towards Belmonte.

From the city of Lisboa, take the motorway A1 towards Porto. Take exit 7 to motorway A23 towards Castelo Branco. Take exit 32 towards Belmonte.

GPS: N 40º 20' 38'', W 7º 21' 38''


Category Conditions
Check-in 02:00 pm - 12:00 am
Check-out Until 12:00 pm
Cancellation | Prepayment Vary depending on the type of room. Check the conditions of every room prior to booking
Additional Fees Child up to 3 years: free cradle; Children from 2 to 12 years: It will be charged 15% of the room will be charged per night , per person and for extra bed; Adult: 30% of the room will be charged per night, per person and for extra bed
Extra Bed Maximum 2 cradles in the room; Maximum of 2 beds in room; Extra bed or cradle only available upon request; Indicate the number of beds and cradles in the Special Request
Means of payment Mastercard; Visa
General Booking Guarantee with credit card number; VAT at the legal rate included; The rates indicated are per room and night; Supplements are paid separately during the stay
Pets No Pets


Category Services
Wine Tourism Activities Wine Tasting; Tasting of regional products
Other Activities Hicking trails
Outdoor Areas Garden; Outdoor Swimming Pool
Restaurants | Bars | Store Wine Cellar; Bar; Restaurant (a la carte); Restaurant (gastronomic menu); Lunch / Dinner - subject to availability of the partner
Recreational areas Newspapers
Services Facilities for meetings / parties; 24 hour front desk; Room service; Laundry
Media and technology Cable channels; Plasma TV; Phone; Private Fax
Internet Wi-Fi available in public areas (free)
Parking Free and Private (without reservation)
Facilities Family rooms; Non-smoking rooms; Private terrace; Facilities for the disabled; Safe; Living area; Heating; Air conditioning
Spoken Languages Spanish; French; English; Português
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