To be honest, Marvao was not initially on our list of must see places in Portugal. We had a lot of other places we wanted to see, and we added one night at Quinta do Marvao at the last minute, which we found to be reasonably priced. Finding the place is one of those great travel stories, as we had forgotten to print out the email that had the directions, but we found our way through a little tiny town, winding through remote roads with sheep crossing them at dusk, and entered into the most magical part of our two week trip. This whole area is a beautiful, in some ways reminiscent of Santa Fe NM, but with medieval castles perched on hilltops. The Alentejo is a relatively unspoiled part of Portugal, and Marvao and nearby Castelo de Vide are unspoiled parts of the Alentejo. As for Quinta do Marvao...... We loved everything about our stay, and the only regret is not staying longer. Our room in the old school teachers digs, very tastefully converted, was great, but after checking out the new strawbale guesthouse I'm thinking that would be my first choice next time we visit. The place is perfect for people who like to be in a natural setting, with engaging hosts who know a lot about the area and are enthusiastic and genuinely interesting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With a unique location situated in a valley with an exceptional panoramic view, the Quinta do Marvao is located in the natural park and ecological reserve, 3km from the medieval town of Marvao, candidate to World Heritage and to the 7 Wonders of the World. Wake up with the sounds of the sheep going through the Roman road, take a delicious breakfast in the romantic atmosphere of the arcades of granite or in the quiet atmosphere of the porch and prepare for moments of pure relaxing or adventure with the scenic walking, birdwatching or exploring the castle. Taste the excellent food and fine wines of the region. Meals on request. ... more less
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