Things to see and do - Crato
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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 Sta Maria de Flor da Rosa P - 7430-999 Crato
Originally a 14th-century convent, Flor da Rosa has operated as a castle, a palace, and now a modern luxury hotel. It features an outdoor pool with a sun terrace. The air-conditioned rooms at Pousada do Crato - Flor da Rosa have a private balcony, c..
Herdade da Lameira P - 7440-251 Chança
Located in the heart of North Alentejo-Portugal, Hotel Rural da Lameira has elegantly decorated rooms with a balcony overlooking the lake. It features an outdoor pool and a tennis court. Rural da Lameira offers traditional rooms with wooden floors, ..