The Convent of Nossa Senhora da Esperança (Our Lady of Hope), which is the name of the ruin that gave life to the Pousada Convento de Belmonte, has scrolls as old as our history, and its chapel was the origin of the image of Our Lady of Hope that accompanied Pedro Álvares Cabral to Brazil.
The modern Pousada, with 24 rooms, has preserved the historical heritage of the Convent, whose origin dates back to the 13th century, with amphitheater architecture, situated on the side of the Serra da Esperança, to the south of the Historic Villages of Belmonte.
The stone, the wood, the iron, the wicker, the sobriety of the materials, and the masterfully chosen pieces, the use of light, relaxing tones, such as ocher and dry green, the sand, the earth, and the fire recreate the tranquil, peaceful atmosphere in a unique space in which you can hear the silence, feel the history, and breathe the purity of the mountain air. And the result of the restoration is surprising. From a chapel to a comfortable living room, from a sacristy to a bar, and from the bedrooms of the friars, two rooms joined by a small cloister.