Parador de Casa da Insua


The first Parador to open in Portugal, Casa da Insua is an 18th century baroque style manor house. Recently renovated it is now a 5 star boutique hotel in a peaceful setting surrounded by landscaped gardens with 2 outdoor pools (seasonal). Amenities include a private chapel, library, games room, gym and a wine cellar for tasting the wine produced on the estate. Casa da Insua also makes its own cheese and jams to traditional recipes. The restaurant serves local cuisine and there is a terrace on which to enjoy drinks.

How To Arrive

From the A25, take exit 22, Mangualde/Penalva, at km 105. Continue on the N329-1 to Penalva do Castelo. When you reach the centre of Penalva, turn left towards Ínsua. The entrance for the Casa da Ínsua Hotel is in Ínsua, near the main church, after the main gate of the Casa da Ínsua Estate.


Casa da Ínsua is located in Penalva do Castelo, in the central Portuguese wine region of Dão, 25 km from Viseu. It is 220 km from Salamanca and 134 km from Ciudad Rodrigo.


  • Garden
  • Seasonal swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • wi-fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Elevator


  • Casa da Insua Museum
  • Casa da Insua Winery
  • Casa da Insua Cheese factory
  • Viseu (25 km)
  • Viseu Cathedral, 16th century
  • Walls and gates of the ancient city
  • La Misericordia Church, 18th century
  • Archbishop’s Palace
  • Roman fortification
  • Cava de Viriato, defensive structure dating from the Roman Empire

Nearest Paradores

  • Parador de Ciudad Rodrigo (Spain) 130 km

Room Types & Prices

STANDARD TWIN – from €122.00 / night B&B

STANDARD DOUBLE – from €122.00 / night B&B

JUNIOR SUITE - from €201.00 / night B&B

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