Villages

Pousada Convento de Belmonte

Belmonte

Belmonte

This former 16th century Franciscan convent is now Pousada Convento de Belmonte. It is an example of Manueline and renaissance religious architecture. It has a single-nave church where excavations found an area of 16th century burials. It has a number of rooms, such as the kitchen, which boasts a granite oven, a chapterhouse, refectory and cloister among others. The 1996 excavations discovered many pieces, mostly consisting of ceramics and crockery. They also found signs of an old chapel that pre-existed the convent.