Quinta das Lágrimas, member of the “Small Luxury Hotels of the World”, is a retreat of peace and tranquility set within an eighteenth century palace in the heart of Coimbra. The palace, handed down by Kings and Emperors, was restored in the Spring of 2016 to all its glory and is now a monumental hotel which honours the love story between the beautiful noblewoman Inês de Castro and Prince Pedro.
Each season offers a different experience…. Throughout the summer the verandas welcome guests after a day spent relaxing by the pool, and the garden becomes a dining room for meals “al fresco”. In spring the Quinta witnesses the rebirth of Nature, and the botanical garden takes center stage. With autumn the green canopy gives way to a palette of earth tones as the leaves change color. Come winter and the hotel grows even cozier: Glittering fireplaces warm body and soul, and the Christmas spirit makes magic throughout the hotel.
Quinta das Lágrimas is much more than just a charming hotel. The comfort of its rooms and suites is complemented by a medieval legend of love. It was at the Quinta that in the XIVth-century Prince Pedro and Inês de Castro lived their forbidden love affair.