Unmissable tourist sites
Crato Travel guide
Crato : Michelin's recommendations
From 1350 Crato was the seat of a priory of the Order of the Hospitallers of St-John-of-Jerusalem that then became the Order of Malta. The most famous prior was Antonio Portugal, grandson of King Manuel and bastard son of the Infante Louis. In 1356, the residence of the knights was transferred to the fortress-monastery at Flor da Rosa, but Crato kept its role as a priory. Although the castle was burned down in 1662, you can still see some old houses.
Tourist attractions Crato : Things to see and do
N245 P - 7430 Crato
This fortified monastery of the Maltese order was built in 1356 by the priest Alvaro Gonçalves Pereira, father of Nuno Alvares Pereira who defeated the Castilians at Aljubarrota. It is a compact and fortified complex, whose high walls are topped with..
Mosteiro Santa maria de Flór da rosa P - 7430-999 Crato
A castle, a convent and a palace, built in different periods, were the origin of this ecclesiastical architectural work of outstanding harmony. The former Knights of the Order of Malta`s monastery, is surrounded in medieval mystic. Flor da Rosa Pousa..
Praça Do Município P - 7430-130 Crato
Casa do Largo maintains an intimate atmosphere, thanks to the small number of guest rooms, all restored with comfort and good taste. The breakfast is excellent and here the children are very welcome.