Sao Lourenco do Barroca is a farm estate that has been in the same family for over two centuries. This special retreat opens its doors to welcome guests to stay in the foothills near a medieval town.

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Jose Antonio Uva is part of the eighth generation to live at Sao Lourenco do Barroca and his goal is to preserve the unique ecology and ancient history while making guests feel at home. The hotel is surrounded by holm oaks, olive groves, and vineyards. Comfortable guest rooms and cottages are sprinkled around the grounds to give it a natural feeling of a dispersed city that may have existed here long ago. Natural materials, Portuguese vintage pieces, and contemporary furniture combine in each space. Patios open to the landscape, pergolas provide shade, and freestandoing tubs provide a pleasant place for a soak. Suites offer a spacious living room with windows overlooking the medieval Monsaraz castle perched high on a hill.

Cottages feature an outstanding view of sunsets. Old arches provide a cozy atmosphere in what was once an old farm building. Feel the handmade brick floor on your feet and gaze up to the wooden ceiling. The whitewashed walls are decorated with traditional ceramic plates, evoking its rural past. A natural wood dining table is the gathering point for a snack of fresh baked bread, regional cheese, and a glass of wine.

Hand-picked grapes are used to produce limited bottles in the winery at Sao Lourenco do Barroca. The dry, hot summer days and cool nights helps imbue the grapes with their deep flavor. Sip on a glass while admiring the birds soaring through the crisp blue skies and horses romping through the vast fields.

Guests can always enjoy healthy and hearty meals at the restaurant, crafted with fresh produce from the vegetable garden. Have a picnic of regional delicacies by the Alqueva Lake or read a book under a shaded tree.

Plentiful sunshine beckons you to explore this wild corner of Alentejo, where the land provides its riches for the people.  Hike along the gentle hills and fields of wildflowers that erupt in a burst of color. History is as bountiful as natural beauty. This area has been inhabited since the Iron and Bronze Age and through the Roman and Moorish occupations.

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