A journey from the Alentejo’s ancestral landscape, populated by centuries-old 'barrocais', vineyards and olive trees, to the highest borders of Serra da Estrela mountain range, with surprising natural views, full of history and ancient traditions.
Discover the Alentejo’s close connection to the stars in the sky, and the granite outcrops of Monsaraz, which have left us with an incredible megalithic heritage. Up in the cliffs, golden by the sun, stroll the mountain, breathing the fresh air that has so much to tell, but also getting to know the authentic villages, its artisans and the ancestral art of knowing how to make things by hand: from pastoral customs to contemporary design, from wool blankets to burel fabric.
In the same family for over 200 years, the estate has its heart at the ´monte´, an ancient small farming village, which has been brought back to life as a remarkable hotel of understated luxury, set in the foothills of the medieval village of Monsaraz and nearby the Alqueva lake. Here modern comfort is cultivated so you can have the utmost experience while staying in a working farm, in communion with nature, heritage and people of all ages, creating a budding community in this wild corner of Alentejo.
Manteigas, Serra da Estrela
Casa de São Lourenço is the only 5-star mountain hotel in Portugal, at 1250 meters of altitude. Completely panoramic, inserted in the Serra da Estrela Natural Park recently elevated to World Geopark by UNESCO, the hotel seeks to create a connexion with the beauty of the landscape while paying tribute to comfort, design, culture and Portuguese food. It has an ancestral wool factory, Burel Factory, with daily guided tours, ensuring a diverse set of activities and walking routes in the largest Natural Park of the country.
· 2 nights at each hotel (double occupancy with breakfast)
· 1 dinner for two at each hotel
· 1 picnic in the Barrocal’s wildflower meadow
· 1 exclusive stargazing session at Barrocal’s old apiary
· 1 archeological tour of Barrocal’s megalithic heritage
· 1 massage and 1 exfoliation at the Panoramic Spa at Casa de São Lourenço
· 1 guided tour to Burel Factory
· 1 guided walking tour in Penhas Douradas
Read the Stars, Barrocais & Mountain programme for details.
To book please contact the hotel via firstname.lastname@example.org or calling +351 266 247 140.
Note: The two hotels are independent entities from each other, despite the similarity between their names, each assuming its responsibilities as such.
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