Serra da Esperanca - Apartado 76
Rating: Local 5
Set on the slopes of the Serra da Esperan??a,at a kilometre from the town of Belmonte,the birthplace of Pedro ??lvares de Cabral,the Pousada Convento de Belmonte was built by renovating the runs of the former Convento de Nossa Senhora da Esperan??a. Before the monastery this was the site of a hermitage founded in the thirteenth century, and ancient pagan cults probably used the same location.The Cabral family were patrons of the hermitage, and the image of Nossa Senhora da Esperan??a today on display in the parish church of Belmonte is thought to have been carried to ...
Last Updated: September 26, 2015
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