Immersed in history, the Convent do Espinheiro, Hotel & Spa offers a calm and peaceful environment, ideal for a relaxing stay.

Build in the XV century, Convento do Espinheiro was since early fascinating because of its history, charm, and rare beauty. Through centuries was one spot of election by the royal family whenever they moved to Évora. Luxuriously redecorated, the Convento do Espinheiro is today considered a national monument, that works with the renowned brand Luxury Collection of company Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

In Detail
This Hotel is inserted in a sumptuous garden of 8 hectares and its interior was brilliantly decorated, keeping its character. By booking accommodation in Convento do Espinheiro you begin a collection of unique experiences with a guided tour of the history of this place, as well, as a tasting of its magnificent wines from Alentejo that can be found in the Gothic Cellar, escorted by the sommelier.

The Hotel have also available a Gourmet Restaurant in the ancient bodega of the Convento, a Piano Bar resulting from the reconversion of the kitchen used by the monks, and an area created to taste regional wines and products. The Convento do Espinheiro, also provides a series of rooms specifically made for different events or meetings.
Integrated into the environment exists also an imposing church with valuable golden leaves and tiles of several époques.

Restaurants & Bars
The Restaurants and Bars of Convento are classified as:

Restaurant Divinus
Born, raised and trained in Alentejo, Jorge Peças passion for gastronomy led him to the cooking course at the Alentejo Region Vocational School, shortly after which he joined the demanding cuisine of the Divinus restaurant at Convento do Espinheiro in 2006. Name intended to consecrate all that is superior to Nature. The words sublime, perfect and wonderful will fit here as long as the hand of Man develops the 9th Art - gastronomy - with perfection and authenticity.

OLIVE - A different Italian touch
Located in the former kitchen of the monks who lived in the Convent, OLIVE restaurant offers an unpretentious and relaxed atmosphere and a menu inspired by Italian cuisine, respecting the tradition and quality of the ingredients. Delicious thin, crispy and tasty pizzas are the menu icons.

CLAUSTRO LOUNGE - Meals with history
Many historians point precisely to the Cloister of the Convent as one of the first Renaissance examples in Évora, which will have precisely in the thirties of the sixteenth century its highest moment to coincide with the presence of King D. João III in the city five consecutive years (from 1532 to 1537). Enjoy a light and relaxed meal in the emblematic Cloisters area.

CLOISTER BAR - Classically enjoyable
The Cloister Bar is located next to the magnificent Manueline cloisters of the Espinheiro Convent, once elected by the Jerónimos monks as a place for reading and contemplation. Enjoy this unique and relaxing environment for a drink of your choice prepared by the experienced Barmen, or a light snack from the menu with a selection of Mediterranean dishes.

CISTERNA WINE BAR - For wine lovers
Amid the magic of the arcades where monks once held rainwater, for centuries past we present the drink of the gods. National and international nectar distributed in this space will bring back to life those who began the fermentation of grape juice.

POOL BAR - Enjoy poolside cocktails
As spring arrives in Alentejo, enjoy the climate and breathtaking Alentejo landscape at the Aqua Lounge Pool Bar while savoring a selection of tapas, salads or a refreshing cocktail in a modern setting.

Since the 15th century, kings, queens, princesses, and gentlemen have chosen the Convento do Espinheiro as their favorite place for spiritual retreat or, simply, to enjoy the magnificent spaces of the Convent. Surrender to the pleasure of luxurious treatments inspired by different cultures, from all over the world, where the most modern therapies meet History. From the quality of the treatments, to the magnificent view from the relaxation room and the indoor pool, everything was designed to provide tranquility and rejuvenation of the mind, body and soul.

Location & Direction
The Convent do Espinheiro, is located in the town Canaviais, just 2 km from the city of Évora.
GPS: N 38º 36' 03.76, W 7º 53' 18.50