Thursday, July 15, 2010

Pousada of My Heart

As I mentioned in my last post, I spent one night at a pousada while in Portugal.  A pousada is basically a state-owned hotel operating out of a renovated historic landmark, like a monastery, castle, palace, or other architecturally and culturally rich building.  There's about forty-some pousadas across the country, but the one that Laura and I stayed at was located in the hills of the Douro River valley, overlooking the water below. 

It was gorgeous, of course - essentially a nobleman's bed and breakfast.  Our pousada had a parlor, a game room, a beautiful dining area, manicured rose gardens, several elegant fountains and so forth.  It even came with its very own wedding party. 

(Portugal, photographed June 2010)

1 comment:

  1. These are GORGEOUS! You could sell these on Etsy. They would be so lovely framed on a wall...