Palace Hotel Bussaco, Luso, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SUp3rFM & Cruella
N 40° 22.554 W 008° 21.872
29T E 553944 N 4469673
Quick Description: The great Palace Hotel de Bussaco was built in 1907, as a royal residence. Its exterior and interior are exquisite.
Location: Portugal
Date Posted: 6/21/2007 4:16:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM1Q35
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member NFreitas
Views: 63

Long Description:
The hotel is surrounded by 80 hectares (250 acres) of woodland originally planted by Carmelite monks with trees brought from the New World by Portuguese sailors. The place was formerly a Benedictine hermitage, founded in the 6th century; over 1500 years, many small chapels and grottoes have been built.

Since 1917, the residence was turned into an hotel and today is a major attraction of the region and the country. It has 60 rooms, all still decorated as if they stood still from the past.
Name of the Hotel: PALACE HOTEL BUSSACO

Address:
Mata do Bussaco 3050-261 Luso


Number of Rooms: 60

Height in floors: 6

Hotel Rating: 5

Hotel since: 01/01/1917

Date Building was built: 01/01/1907

First use of building:
The hotel was used as a royal summer residence for the Portuguese Monarchs.


Historic Hotel (Historic Building, National Monument or similar): yes

Urban Hotel (located in a village or town): no

Mountains Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Beachs Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): no

Historic Place nearby (Unesco or National monument/site less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): no

Major Pilgrimage Place Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil. Consider any religion).: no

Hotel website (if available): [Web Link]

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