Pousada Convento Vila Viçosa


The Pousada of D. João IV is situated in the former 16th century Convent of Chagas de Cristo in the centre of the historical town of Vila Viçosa. Vila Viçosa was the Royal Family's Holiday residence. Full of character with its intricate themed rooms and redolent of history and legends, the Pousada has kept intact the convent cells, the retreats and the oratories built by the nuns. Set in lush, landscaped gardens there is an outdoor swimming pool, a spacious terrace and a restaurant. Ideally situated in the heart of Vila Vicosa, the Pousada offers many opportunities to explore this charming little town whose timeless architecture is simply breath-taking.

How To Arrive

In south central Portugal, 1h 40mins east of Lisbon, the hotel is 1 km from Vila Viçosa Station.


The Pousada de Vila Viçosa stands at the heart of Portugal’s Alentejo region, known for its wild landscapes and wide variety of outdoor activities. There are several historical towns in the immediate area.


  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Shop
  • Lift
  • Parking
  • Free WiFi


  • Palace of the Duke (16th century)
  • Coaches Museum
  • Medieval Castle – Shooting and Archaeology Museum, Pillory
  • Knot Door
  • Royal Park
  • Borba
  • Alandroal
  • Redondo
  • Juromenha
  • Estromoz
  • Bird watching of rare or endangered species - the Bonelli Eagle, the Black Stork or the Spoonbill

Nearest Paradores

  • Parador de Estremoz 28 km
  • Parador de Elvas 66 km
  • Parador de Arraiolos 68 km

Room Types & Prices

CLASSIC ROOM - from €90.00 / night B&B

CLASSIC FAMILY - from €90.00 / night B&B

SUPERIOR ROOM - from €97.00 / night B&B

SPECIAL SUITE - from €113.00 / night B&B

LARGE FAMILY - from €160.00 / night B&B