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The Pousada de Estoi was built in the old 18th-century Estoi Palace, which originally belonged to the Viscount of Estoi, José Francisco da Silva. It took several years to build the palace and a huge party was thrown in the palace gardens on the 2nd of May 1909 to celebrate its completion. After the Viscountís death, the palace remained in the hands of his family until 1987, at which time it was purchased by Faro Municipal Council. The palace is currently undergoing renovation to convert it into the new Pousada de Estoi.  Set in nearly ten acres of land, this wonderful property comprises a main building, former tea pavilions and fantastic Versailles-style gardens, as well as old stables and cowsheds, which are being converted to an events venue.  The pousada is located in the small town of Estoi, 10km away from Faro, the Algarveís capital city, and close to the Roman Ruins at Milreu. 
Pousada de Faro - Palacio de Estoi
Style: Historic Pousada 
The Pousada de Estoi is set in the old 19th century Estoi Palace, which used to belong to the Viscount of Estoi, José Francisco da Silva. The palace took 20 years to build and in May 1909 a huge party was thrown in the gardens to celebrate the inauguration.  After the Viscountís death, the palace remained in the family until 1987, at which time it was acquired by the Faro Municipal Council. Besides the main building, the tea pavilions and Versailles-style gardens are still being renovated. The Palácio de Estoi is a new Pousada de Portugal since May'09, a project signed by Gonçalo Byrne, a famous Portuguese architect.
Sagres
Sagres - This purpose-built Pousada has a superb position on the cliff-top overlooking Sagres fort and the lighthouse of Cape St Vicent, off which many great sea battles have been fought by the likes of Admirals Drake, Rodney, Nelson and Napier.  Since its erection in 1960, the Pousada has been constantly improved to cater for the increasing number of visitors who want to see this most south westerly corner of Europe and to learn something of the history of the man who gave his name to the Pousada, Infante D. Henrique, is Portuguese for Prince Henry, the son of King João I and his English-born queen Philippa Lancaster, who founded a navigation school here early in the 15th century.  As you sip your Sagres beer on the terrace, remember Prince Henry planned expeditions which prodded and probed their way down the west coast of Africa and then, via the Azores and Madeira, to the New World. His fleets reached India and it is no coincidence that Bombay is so named. It is a corruption of the Portuguese boa baía (good bay). Goa, which has beaches to rival Portugalís, remained Portuguese territory until 1961.
Pousada de Sagres Infante
Style: Luxury Pousada w/pool in a nature/scenic area
Pousada de Sagres, Infante, is located in the fishing village of Sagres, Algarve. This hotel has a superb position on the cliff-top overlooking Sagres fort and the lighthouse of Cape St Vicent, the most south westerly corner of Europe.  This village has an important historical and maritime significance, from where, 500 years ago, Prince D. Henrique's caravels left to look for new countries.  The discovery of the cultural authenticity of the area and the possibility of walking on desert beaches, allow you to forget about the real world. From the fishing village comes the excellent fish and seafood that can be quietly savoured at the Pousada de Sagres hotel, a contrast to the more usual cosmopolitan bustle of the Algarve coast.
São Brás de Alportel (near Faro)
São Brás de Alportel - Built in the forties and launched by the National Secretary of Propaganda, Dr. António Ferro, Pousada S. Brás is with no doubt in a privileged location to get to know the Algarve.  Designed by the Architect Miguel Jacobetty, Pousada S. Brás is one of the first seven Pousadas to appear in Portugal. The Pousada started with 5 rooms, then had 14 rooms and, in 1997, enlarged to 33.  This is the spot where days drift by with serenity, nested in the beautiful warm-earth tones of the country and complemented by the deep blue in the horizon (Ria Formosa).  But what is most impressing in the new state building is the curved shapes and white walls resembling to schools from another time, it conserved with the regional architecture styles and decorated in same manor gastronomy.
Pousada de São Brás de Alportel - São Brás
Style: Modern Design Pousada w/pool in a nature/scenic area
It is a charming hotel located in the Algarve mountain range, only half an hour from the coast and near the most famous beaches in Portugal, the Pousada São Brás de Alportel has and still maintains the most genuine characteristics of the region's culture.  A fantastic view and the excellent gastronomy of Algarve, make of this hotel an unique place. Pousada S. Brás is with no doubt in a privileged location to get to know the Algarve.  São Brás is the spot where days drift by with serenity, nested in the beautiful warm-earth tones of the country and complemented by the deep blue in the horizon (Ria Formosa). Here you can be in contact with nature and with the traditional Algarve.  Near this charming Algarve hotel are some golf courses, such as the Monte Rei, the Benamor and the Quinta da Ria golf course, these are some of the best greens for the practice of golf in Algarve, Portugal.
Tavira
Pousada de Tavira - Convento da Graça
Style: Historic Design Pousada w/pool formerly an old convent
Pousada de Tavira, Convento da Graça is a historic luxury hotel in Tavira, that blends the perfection of classic lines and the warm atmosphere, with modern equipment. This historic hotel in Algarve is near the golf courses Benamor, Monte Rei and Quinta da Ria, allowing those who practice this sport it will be the opportunity to improve their game in some of the best Algarve golf courses.  The Pousada Convento da Graça is ready to accommodate from the most demanding business client, to the guest that simply wants to spend an afternoon by the pool or having a delicious meal at the restaurant.  This historic pousada hotel in Tavira is ideal for those who want to spend their holidays in Portugal, either summmer either a weekend long break.

 
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