Convento do Espinheiro Hotel

Alto Alentejo (interior)


  • Airport: 135km Lisbon / 219km Faro
  • 5-star hotel
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Rural location
  • Swimming pools
  • Spa

The property  is a national monument and one of the most famous monasteries in Portugal. Legend has it that there was an apparition of the Virgin Mary, above a thorn bush (espinheiro) in the early 1400s. By 1458 the site had become a centre of pilgrimage and a church and monastery had been built. Now a luxury hotel and Spa, the hotel is set in 20 acres of herb gardens, olive groves and vineyards and has been sensitively renovated to reflect the majesty and splendour of the original building.