Keen to appreciate its uniqueness, the Convento de São Paulo invest in a new form of status in relation to his location. Housed in a 600 hectare estate, our first bet is on the rural surrounds. Already with a wide range of programs of agricultural activities, as well as two walking or mountain biking trails, the Hotel is now preparing a series of new products that allow our guests a rural experience.
Secluded in a 600 acres property of woodland, the Convent is surrounded by a series of different gardens, with absolutely unique ambiances that change from season to season throughout the year. Under the different light and colours of each season, these gardens seem to offer something new every time you visit them. A stroll around the Convent, under orange or olive trees, leads us to exquisite and magical places. Waterways, the fountain of Nossa Senhora da Saúde, the sounds and smells of Nature all around you make you feel you’re in a mystic place, unlike anything you have ever experienced before.
In a environment of mountains, where the shaded areas can be valued and enjoy the sun appears between the trees, enjoy snacks and the company of children who will find here an ideal pool.
In a building adjacent to the Convent, in what used to be the quarters where monks used to lodge travellers, are now located the 5 suites “Fonte do Leão”. All suites are furnished with beautiful antique pieces of furniture. The bathroom features a spacious bathtub and washbasin made of the finest Estremoz marble which highlights the overall glamour of the décor.
Located outside the main building, in what used to be the former horse stables, are our 8 "Cruzeiro Rooms". Featuring the same level of comfort and style and overlooking the mountains, these rooms complete our accommodation range.
This suite is located a few meters away from the main building. The mezzanine, the fireplace and the wonderful view add up to making it the ideal place to spend your wedding night!
The Hotel includes 5 suites located inside the main building, all equipped with cable TV, telephone and in-suite bathroom. Each one has been carefully and individually decorated with antique furniture. Bathroom finishing in the finest Estremoz marble highlight the overall exquisite décor.
The Hotel has 16 Superior Rooms, most of them installed in the former monk cells. Each and every one of them has been carefully and individually decorated with antique furniture. Bathroom finishing in the finest Estremoz marble highlight the overall exquisite décor.
The Viscondessa Suite, located inside the Convent, with its magnificent fireplace and a terrace with a superb view, is the ideal place for an unmatched stay. Eat your meals on the terrace, while the watching a fabulous sunset and go to sleep in the undisturbed silence of the night.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Outings
Enclosed by a 600 acres property of woodland, the Hotel has set up several pedestrian courses, adequately identified and signalized. With several levels of difficulty, you can start by exploring the vegetable gardens, the orchards and the different gardens that surround the buildings, with no need to follow directions or follow specific trails. Simply wander about and enjoy! But if you are an adventurer, feel free to choose the longer courses. Be sure to include a visit to the chapel of Nossa Senhora do Monte Virgem, to the village Aldeia da Serra and to the fountain of the Senhora da Saúde. Alternatively, you can follow the same trails but on a bicycle or driving an all-terrain vehicle and launch, this way, to the highest spot of the Serra or Alto de São Gens. Whichever alternative you choose, be sure to do it early, to enjoy the freshness of the morning air.
The Hotel Convento de São Paulo has established a partnership with some of the local wineries thus giving our guests the opportunity to visit them and maybe even taste some of their wines.
The village of Redondo is well known for its pottery products. A visit to the local workshops and the Museu do Barro. (Museum of Clay) is something you should not miss.
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The Convento de São Paulo, half way up the Serra d' Ossa, in the heart of the Alentejo province, is 180 km away from Lisbon and at a 76 km distance from Badajoz (Spain).
Leave Lisbon heading South, choosing the A2 highway, at Km 56 leave A2 and enter A6, direction Évora up to exit nr.7 to Estremoz. Enter the N4 road and exit after driving 1,5 km, to the N381 to Redondo. At Km 15 you will find, to your left, the sign indicating you have arrived at the Convento de São Paulo.
If you are coming from the South, take the IP2, past Beja, Vidigueira and Portel. At the crossing with road N256, turn right towards Reguengos de Monsaraz, where you should take the road N381 to your left, direction Redondo/Estremoz. Pass Redondo and 2 km past the village of Aldeia da Serra you will find the gates to the Convento de São Paulo on your right.
If coming from Spain, cross the border to Portugal at Caia, take de A6 highway to Estremoz until exit nr 7. You will then enter road N4 and after a 1,5 km drive, exit and take N381, direction Redondo. At km 15 you will find the sign indicating you have arrived at the Convento de São Paulo.
Geographic Coordinates: 38°43’33.18”N 7°34’42.45”
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