The Pousada at Flor de Rosa is off the beaten track and often used by tourists travelling through Portugal for a one-night stop, but the joy is to linger in this extraordinary site in a tiny village in the Alentejo. I have stayed here before and written about the Monastery which was built by Prior Dom Álvaro Pereira in 1356.
The village of Flor de Rosa
Nuno Alvares Pereira was a remarkable man who helped shape Portuguese history. He was born in Flor de Rosa, the illegitimate son of the Prior, and is remembered by this statue in the main street.