The Pousada is known, in a previous life, as the famous Palace of Estoi, „Palácio de Estoi“. Built in the 19th century by the Viscount of Estoi, a man of wealth and taste, he created a beautiful neo-rococo family home with superb French style gardens including statues and exotic flora. Typical Portuguese tiles adorn a number of walls and it takes in two tea pavilions, a number of dining rooms and even its own chapel. It is all very romantic in that light neo-baroque style, so favoured in the 19th century. But it has also moved with the times. Since becoming part of Portugal’s Pousada routes in 2009, it has been very carefully renovated and expanded with a modern building for accommodation and wellness. In the cafe on the terrace you can enjoy the adjacent palace garden.