Convento do Espinheiro, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa, Evora
Convento do Espinheiro · Evora7000 · Portugal 
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Celebration Venues

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Convento do Espinheiro, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa offers various different settings for special celebrations, whether it be a religious or civil wedding ceremony, renovation of wedding vows or any other, chose your favourite setting and we will take car of everything else! 
Make your celebration unforgettable in a unique location with 500 years of history…

Casamentos Igreja

Church of Our Lady of Espinheiro

 
Legend has it that Our Lady appeared to a shepherd above a thorn Bush (“espinheiro”). In this place of devotion, a chapel was built and later, the Bishop D. Vasco Perdigão ordered the construction of a convent.
 
We have at your disposal a 15th century monument of unique beauty.
 
» Religious wedding ceremony 

 

 

Casamentos Jardim Das Laranjeiras

Orange Tree Garden

The monks’ ancient vegetable garden and place of cult for King Sebastião is today a sunny garden the perfect place for small ceremonies filled with perfect moments.

» Civil Wedding Ceremony

 

 

Casamentos Claustros
Cloisters 
 
Around the year 1520, King Manuel sponsored the renovation of this convent’s cloisters. This renovation was concluded in 1525, during the reign of King John III.
 
These fabulous cloisters make for the perfect setting for an unforgettable day. Here, you may hold the civil ceremony and also the cocktail.
 
» Civil Wedding Ceremony
» Cocktail
» Dinner

 

 

Casamentos Terraco D. Vasco

 

D. Vasco Terrace

For nature-lovers we suggest this magnificent setting with a view of the Alentejo countryside, filled with olive trees and delightful lavender aromas.
 
» Civil Wedding ceremony
» Cocktail 

 

 

Casamentos Salão-D.-Vasco

 

D. Vasco Banqueting Room

 
Our largest room, (322m2), perfect for weddings, christenings or other types of large celebrations.
With an elegant decoration, natural daylight and equipped with modern technology, this room can hold up to 300 guests.
 
» Dinner
» After dinner celebration


 

 

Casamentos Cocktail Claustros

 

Cocktail at the cloisters

The magnificence of the convent’s cloisters make a beautiful setting for holding any special event.

» Civil wedding ceremony
» Cocktail
» Dinner


 

 

Casamentos Cocktail-Jardim

 

Cocktail at the D. Sebastião gardens

Offering a privileged view of the convent, this setting will undoubtedly charm your guests.

» Cocktail

 

 

Casamentos Hall-da-Cisterna

 

Wine-cellar Hall

Just outside our wine-cellar, this is the perfect setting for smaller events.

» Civil Wedding Ceremony
» Cocktail
» Dinner


 

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DISCOVER THE ALENTEJO

Let the Convento do Espinheiro, Hotel & Spa be your ideal starting point to explore everything and plan a few days just for you and your family. Our concierge will be at your service to prepare a roadmap for exploring the charming Alentejo region.

A Landmark of the History of Portugal and only an hour away from Lisbon international Airport, this magnificent boutique hotel of The Luxury Collection brand, where the present bears witness to a historic past, enjoy moments of pure pleasure and relaxation. Come and discover it...

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Our Concierge’s Recommendations

The Alentejo is, without any doubt, a Destination that marks the difference in terms of experiences, it is a destination of excellence which offers History, breathtaking scenery, gastronomy, excellent wines and numerous experiences which will put you in the mood to get lost in the region...
Dominating the Alentejo plain lies Évora, city of an outstanding beauty, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO since 1986. With a diversified offer, not only historical and cultural heritage, but also in terms of gastronomy and wines, here you can discover the true flavors of the regional gastronomy, in the numerous restaurants hidden in medieval streets, surrounded by Roman walls. Enjoy an authentic open-air museum, during a hike or a pleasant carriage ride.
GIRALDO SQUARE. Central Square inside the histirical centre. Arcades, fountain and church Sto. Antão (XVI cent). Tourist Office. 5 de Outubro Street (shopping, arts and craft and restaurants).

CATHEDRAL. Monumental Roman-Gothic building. Cloister and Sacred Art Museum.

CONDE VILA FLOR SQUARE. Ruins of the Roman Temple (1st cent). City Museum, Public Library, Loiso Church and Convent. Palace of the Dukes of Cadaval. Horse and cariage tours.

OLD CASTLE. Late Roman Walls. Palace of the Earls of Basto

UNIVERSITY / JESUIT COLLEGE. Holy Spirit Church (XVI). Main Cloister and the class rooms (XVII cent)

MOURA`S SQUARE GATETowers from the Roman Gate. Manuelina-Mudejar window from the house of Garcia de Resende (XVI cent). Shopping, services and restaurants.
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SERTÓRIO SQUARE / PORTA NOVA SQUARE. City Hall building. Raman Baths. Salvador Church and Convent. Art and craft, shopping and services.

CHURCH OF GRAÇA. Renaissance façade (XVI). Convent Cloister.

S. FRANCISCO´S SQUARE. Royal Church of S. Francisco. Gothic Cloister. Chapel of the Bones. Centre of traditional Arts

PUBLIC GARDEN. Palace of D. Manuel (surviving building from the residence of the Portuguese Kings). Lost ruins and medieval walls. 

SILVER WATER AQUEDUCT. Monumental (1533-37)

ALMENDRES MEGALITHIC SITE. This is the largest megalithic monument in the Iberian Peninsula and one of the oldest of Humanity´s monuments in Europe (V M. BC).
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Destination Alentejo

For a more relaxing day, why not visit some of the picturesque Alentejo towns and villages such as Monsaraz, Arraiolos, Estremoz, Borba and Vila Viçosa, not forgetting the wonderful Alqueva artificial lake – the largest in Europe which was also the first in the world to be a certified reserve for stargazing.
There are various leisure activities, such as the wineries that offer wine tastings and  regional products of extremely high quality, as well as pleasant horseback ridinghunting or fishing tours, safariscanoeingballoon rides, a kart race, or even a parachute jump. The clock Museum, the Évora Museum or Palace of Cadaval.  Évora has so much to offer you ...
Alentejo was voted the best wine region to visit in the world!

USA Today, one of the best-selling newspapers in the US, has held an online survey to elect the world’s best wine region to visit. Among the 20 nominated regions, the Alentejo took a firm first place, setting it far from the second most voted region. 

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Some Wineries of Alentejo

CARTUXA WINERY: The fabulous Cartuxa winery presents an outstanding wine offer. Wines such as the Pera Manca, Cartuxa  or EA, have the ability to provide you with a unique experience...

HERDADE DO ESPORÃO: The Convento do Espinheiro suggests a visit to the historic Herdade do Esporão. Its Wine is integrated in the World Wine Route and was the first to be certified in Portugal. Let yourself be carried away by flavours and aromas of wines and oils of quality.

HERDADE DOS GROUS: We recommend a guided tour with a wine tasting session, as well as its restaurant.

Guided tours around Évora

The Guided tour of the Historic Centre of Évora, daily, at 10:0 in the morning, in front of the Tourist Office at Praça do Giraldo, will take you to: Cathedral, Roman temple, Largo das Portas de Moura, S. Francisco church and the Bone Chapel.

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Equestrian centre of the Herdade da Mata

Learn how to set up or improve your riding with an instructor and with new facilities.  Herdade da Mata facilities meet the perfect conditions for the practice of horsebackriding.

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