Pousada Castelo Palmela


Some 40 km south of Lisbon, the Pousada de Palmela with its fine cloister was once a convent, and nestles within the imposing remains of a magnificent medieval castle. Located on top of an imposing hill, it affords one of the most impressive panoramic views in the area. The historical town of Palmela takes its name from its Roman founder, Cornelius Palma, and the fortress was taken from the Moors by the Portuguese in the 12th century. The Pousada boasts excellent wines and superb cuisine and is also the perfect centre for exploring the sandy beaches of the Costa Azul and the magnificent Arrábida Natural Park.

How To Arrive

The Pousada is just 45 km from Lisbon Airport and there is a train from Lisbon to Palmela.


Located 230 metres above sea level overlooking the historic town Palmela, 35 minutes south of Lisbon. This Pousada is in the perfect location to explore Lisbon, the Arrábida Mountain National Park, Sado Estuary, and some of the most renowned national wineries ( Bacalhôa, Dona Ermelinda de Freitas, José Maria da Fonseca).


  • Restaurant and Bar
  • In-room massages
  • Free internet in public areas
  • Business centre
  • 24h reception
  • Room service
  • No private parking – limited free spaces outside Pousada


  • Peniche 25 km - A fishing town with beautiful beaches and excellent seafood restaurants.
  • Alcobaca 40 km - Home of Europe’s greatest Cistercian Temple, the Abbey of Santa Maria.
  • Nazare 40 km - Portugal’s most famous fishing village.
  • Batalha 70 km - Batalha’s Abbey is one of Europe’s greatest Gothic masterpieces.
  • Fatima 80 km - The world famous pilgrimage site.
  • Lisbon 110 km - Europe’s second oldest capital city which oozes history and culture.

Nearest Paradores

  • Pousada de Ourem-Fatima 80 km
  • Pousada de Queluz 86 km
  • Pousada de Cascais 106 km

Room Types & Prices

CLASSIC ROOM – from € 110.00 / night B&B

SUPERIOR ROOM – from € 110.00 / night B&B

STANDARD SUITE – from € 138.00 / night B&B

SPECIAL SUITE – from € 153.00 / night B&B