Quinta das Lágrimas

Hotel

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(1 review(s))
Good for business Historical building
  • rooms
    57
  • style
    Historic
  • type
    Hotel
  • setting
    City
Rates from 102.00 EUR
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The Quinta das Lágrimas, or the House of Tears to give it its English name, fully lives up to its romantic past. One of the most famous love stories in Portuguese history, immortalised by Camões, Portugal's greatest poet, is that of the forbidden but eternal love between Prince Pedro and Dona Inês, a lady-in-waiting to his wife.
King Alfonso IV, Pedro's father, ordered three noblemen to put Dona Inês de Castro to death and the last tears she shed at Quinta das Lágrimas before dying gave rise to its name. It is only a 10-minute walk from Coimbra city centre, one of Portugal’s most attractive cities, though the surrounding buildings are rather mundane. Throughout the years the Quinta has been honoured with the visit of several illustrious characters, who left important traces of their presence.
One of these was Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington and Commander of the British forces that helped to push back the Napoleonic invasions. Certainly one of the most historic accommodations in the region.

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Amenities

  • Animals not accepted
  • Bar
  • Central heating
  • Credit cards (AMEX) accepted
  • Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard) accepted
  • Garden
  • Handicapped easy-access
  • Library
  • Meeting room
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa & wellness
  • Swimming pool

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Room for handicapped
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • TV

Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horseback Riding
  • Massage
  • Tennis

Location

Transport / Distances

City Centre: 0
Shops: 0
Airport: 200
Train Station: 0
Metro/Bus: 0

Reviews

Oasis in Coimbra
Date of stay 08/04/2015
A smooth atmosphere, seems to be back in time, to fantasize about the story of Pedro and Iñes, to get enchanted by the garden and the relics of the past. While outside Coimbra is alive. A pity having not tried the restaurant.