The Monastery of Santa Maria de Flor da Rosa

The headquarters of The Order of Malta was established in Crato in the 14C and in the 15C D. Álvaro Gonçalves Pereira (1360-1431), the Prior, established a monastery/castle in nearby Flor da Rosa. The buildings have now been restored and extended to create a Pousada – it was a privilege to stay in this magical place.

The Tower and Church of the original buildings at Flor da Rosa
The Tower and Church of the original buildings at Flor da Rosa
The rear of the buildings, with the Church and the old living quarters
The rear of the buildings, with the Church and the old living quarters
Pousada surrounded by pine forests
Pousada surrounded by pine forests
An old stairway alongside the cloisters, Flor da Rosa
An old stairway alongside the cloisters, Flor da Rosa
Outside stair
Outside stairs

 

The tomb of the founder in the Chapel.

15-2-21, Portugal Day 2 LR-100

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