Under the meticulous eye of current Director, Pedro Catapirra, this hotel is a must stay while visiting historical Coimbra. The hotel is steeped in romance based on the Pedro and Inês forbidden love story which is a true tale. Every detail of the hotel evokes warmth and comfort. From the majestic entry...to the wonderful staff...the charming rooms...historical gardens and exquisite outdoor pool.
This hotel pays a tribute to the forbidden love story between Prince Pedro and his lover, Inês de Castro, in the 14th century.
The legend says it was here, (the location of the hotel gardens) where Inês cried for the last time, while being pierced by the daggers of the killers sent by King Afonso, Pedro´s father. Her blood still colors the stone bed of the fountain and her tears gave the name for this romantic estate.
Today this palace is converted into a 4 star luxury hotel in Coimbra. Its beautiful gardens are opened to the public, who visit mostly during the weekends. Due to its symbolic story, lots of engagements and wedding ceremonies are taking place in this hotel