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Charming, cosy and always with that certain something - pousadas are Portugal's exclusive hotels, often hidden behind historic façades. Medieval castles, royal palaces and venerable monasteries are transformed into modern and highly comfortable pousadas. The preservation of the historical ambience is always in the foreground. Those looking for peace and quiet will also feel at home: a pousada rarely has more than 10 to 50 rooms.


Pousadas are something very special. They are small hotels in Portugal and countries that are closely linked to Portugal, such as Brazil and the Azores. They are located in historic houses. Some pousadas are in historic castles, palaces and monasteries. Many of them have even been listed as historic monuments. The hotels belong to the Portuguese Pestana Group. The historic magnificent buildings with traditional elements are located in Portugal's most beautiful landscapes, e.g. on the Algarve, in Lisbon, Tavira or Porto. The first-class accommodation places great emphasis on individuality and personal charm. The furnishings of the Pousada Hotels captivate with elegance. Luxury meets great attention to detail. Traditionally, there are only a few rooms in Pousada Hotels, so each guest is guaranteed personal attention. Pousadas in Portugal combine history, culture and tradition with relaxation and hospitality.

The most beautiful pousadas

The best pousadas & a holiday in Spain

© Hotel Real Posada De Liena For many holidaymakers, Spain is the destination par excellence. Many hours of sunshine a year, the proximity to the sea and the Spanish mentality and hospitality play a major role. But the country on the Iberian Peninsula is also adorned with numerous sights, fantastic natural landscapes and historical sites, because Spain is more than just Majorca and scores with treasures worth seeing throughout the country. Attractions such as the colourful Park Güell in Barcelona, the Plaza Mayor in Madrid or the aqueduct of Segovia, which corresponds to Roman architecture, are absolute must-sees on a holiday in Spain. At the same time, you can make your holiday even more beautiful by choosing a pousada. Neighbouring Portugal is an impressive example and attracts many people from all over the world every year. A very special temporary home is thus guaranteed, so that nothing stands in the way of the perfect holiday.

Beautiful Pousadas & Portugal as a popular destination

Pousadas originated in Portugal and are different from a traditional hotel. It's no wonder that many holidaymakers instantly associate the historic houses and charming little rooms with a trip to the country. Authentic and classic, individual and simply beautiful - this is the best way to describe the special nature and uniqueness of Portuguese pousadas. Holidaymakers enjoy first-class facilities and service that is personal and warm. Sights such as the famous bridge "Ponte 25 de Abril" in Lisbon, the Palácio da Galeria in Tavira or the beautiful harbour of Porto invite you on a discovery tour through Portugal. Getting to know the country and its people, discovering new cultures and traditions, trying out the excellent cuisine with a wine from the region and, on top of that, staying in a pousada in an authentic way - what could be better?

Pousadas & a beach holiday in the Algarve

Spending a summer holiday in the Algarve is on most people's wish list. You can understand this only too well with the dreamlike pictures: Golden sandy beaches, clear sea water with a play of colours from bright turquoise and deep blue as well as small quiet bays and stone caves like the Benagil Cave make the southern region in Portugal an absolute dream destination for beach holidaymakers. In a beautiful pousada, you can relax, enjoy the warmth of your hosts and simply get away from it all in the Algarve's most beautiful spots. Beaches such as Praia do Burgau, Arrifana Beach and Alvor Beach are particularly popular and invite you to sunbathe on Portugal's beautiful coast. You see families with children just as often as enthusiastic surfers and beach volleyball players or couples enjoying their holiday as a couple. In the evening, a visit to the port city of Faro is worthwhile. Visitors can expect a historic old town and many nice restaurants and cafés right on the waterfront to end the day perfectly.

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