Stargazing

night sky cottage

See the night sky like nowhere else in the world

Within the first Starlight Tourism Destination in the world, the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve, São Lourenço do Barrocal is a privileged setting to watch the sky at night. Enjoy the possibility to discover the stars like nowhere else, in an area protected from the light pollution of large cities. Here, you have more than 3,000 square kilometres to unite yourself to the big dome, but it is in our 780 hectares that you can look at more stories from the sky.

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Learn astronomy with a little help from an expert

In the vicinity of the estate, you can find the Alqueva Lake Observatory, equipped with a dome and a telescope for observing the night sky, a solar telescope and an observation platform in which tripods and pillars can be installed. Get to know a little bit more about the universe here and learn astronomy and astrophotography from who knows more about the sky.

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Walks & hikes

Get to know this amazing landscape through our selected routes for walks and hikes.

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Spa & wellness

Relax at our spa soaking in a cedar hot bath or try one of our balance classes.

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