What are Pousadas?
Pousadas de Portugal are hotels created out of monuments and other historic buildings. They were originally set up by the state to be rustic, genuinely Portuguese and to help preserve these wonderful buildings. Although they are luxurious and historic, their prices seem more than reasonable when compared to the prices paid in Britain for corporate chains such as the Holiday Inn, They are well worth considering…
Our family has stayed at Pousada Castelo Estremoz and cannot recommend it highly enough. The kids absolutely adored staying in a castle!
See: Pousadas des Portugal for their most popular destinations in Portugal.