Feel our history and return to a time of kings, knights and forbidden love.
Quinta das Lágrimas, situated in the millenary city of Coimbra, a unique place visited by kings and emperors and brimming with legend and history, is the perfect refuge for a romantic holiday.
Throughout the years illustrious people have witnessed its beauty, yet the most striking may have been the Duke of Wellington. He placed a headstone by the Fountain of Tears, consecrated by the legend of Dom Pedro and Inês de Castro’s love, as the spot where the tears of this fair lady fell.
The palace, now converted into a charming and refined hotel, was constructed in the 18th century, but due to a fire had to be remodelled in the 19th century, influencing its current architectural style. The interiors are superb and the elegant decor of the rooms is cosy and enchanting.
In accordance with a trend of the time, the gardens where conceived to permit the creation of a vegetable museum capable of keeping plant species from all over the world, some of which were rare or even unique in Portugal.
The cuisine, managed by a leading world chef, takes its inspiration from the Quinta’s ancient culinary traditions and from recipes that have been passed on from generation to generation.
During your stay at Quinta das Lágrimas seize the opportunity of attempting golf or perhaps improving your game at the professional golf academy. Also be sure to visit the city of Coimbra, becoming immersed in its history.