Palace Hotel do Bussaco
Unique. A fairy tale castle in an enchanted forest. Legendary Palace built for the last Kings of Portugal in 1885, now amongst the most beautiful and historical hotels of the world. Located north of Coimbra amidst the “Bussaco National Forest”, a 250 acres centuries-old walled forest planted by the Order of the Barefoot Carmelites in the 17th Century, only 2 hours from Lisbon and 1 hour from Oporto.This enchanted forest, high on a hill, and renowned by arborists worldwide, includes species of rare flora collected all over the world by the Portuguese Navigators.
Its walking paths, chapels, belvederes, stations-of-the-Cross and Monnastery of the Holly Cross still exemplify the rarefied atmosphere of serenity and peace of a very special place. Resplendent in its decorative Manueline-Gothic architecture, the hotel still retains many of the original sumptuous antique furnishings, valuable paintings by notable artists and magnificent historical “azulejos” (glazed tiles) depicting scenes from Portugal’s colourful maritime history that lead to a successful marriage with its sumptuous surroundings.
The restaurant, one of the finest, offers classic French and Portuguese cuisine and has a must on its exclusive world-class Bussaco wines - in all, a remarkable experience not to be missed in Portugal! This traditional landmark of elegance, comfort and exclusivity awakes lasting impressions of perfection, where each visit is only surpassed by the next one. The best example of what a truly grand hotel should be - welcome.
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Historic hotel; Royal Palacel; Ballroom; Auditorium; Meeting rooms; Mountain Bikes; Pedestrian Walks