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Mosteiro de Sao Cristovao de Lafoes

The buildings of the former Monastery of Sao Cristovao de Lafoes date from the end of the 17th century, but its foundation goes back to the 12th century. It was carefully renovated, the monastic character of spaces and ambiance was preserved and modern comfort installed. The Monastery offers, besides the area of the owners, the following facilities: one suite T1 (with double room, bathroom and living room with a double sofa-bed and kitchenette);a T2 house, Casa dos Conversos, (one double room and one twin room,two bathrooms, one ensuite, dinner and living room with fireplace, kitchen and a small living room with double sofa-bed)connect by a pateo to the lawn and swimming pool area; 5 double and twin rooms with ensuite bathroom (two of them located on the main building). A breakfast and living rooms, a room for games and a small bar at the reception are also at the disposition of the guests. The Monastery is surrounded by a wood, a moutain river marking its limits. In the picturesque stream there is a natural swimming pool with small waterfalls, swimming and diving is possible. There are many opportunities for hiking either in the Monastery wood or in the mountains surrouding the place. There is a golf course at 18 km distance and a SPA of S. Pedro do Sul (10 km). The rich regional gastronomy is a further incentive for visitors. Monuments, medieval buildings and baroque churches all easy to reach by car.
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Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Meeting Rooms
Business Centre with Internet Access
Banquet Room
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Accessible rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Viseu Airport25 km
Porto Airport61 km
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We visited the Mosteiro in August 2016 with our family (3 kids - 17, 7 and 4 - and 2 adults) and stayed in the Casa dos Conversos. When we first drove up to the gates (dark descending, winding, narrow roads, SatNavs and phones both running out of power as we drove in) and saw the
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It is the place that in 3 weeks in Portugal I liked best. But it is not easy. First, it is not easy to find, even with GPS. Second, it is very isolated, in a wood, some 4 km from the closest village. But it is wonderful, in an oak wood, with a beautiful restored monastery, with a
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We asked at the tourist office of Viseu, and recommended us to visit the monastery (which is open to the public, for being an accommodation, they said). After half an hour of a bad road trip we discovered that the monastery is managed by a family and opens when they please.
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Living like a monk but with XXI century amenities.
An extraordinary well restored monastery, in the middle of a forest of oak trees. Excellent rooms (2 inside the monastery, the rest in the in the outside courtyard.
Swimming pool with a wood deck where you can linger - reading o
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Charming place to relax in the middle of a mixture of nature, history and religious experience.
My husband and I stayed for just 2 nights and it was raining all the time but there was a magnificent window all along the wall in the living room with a great view to the woods, cosy
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"The casa dos conversos has plenty of room for a family or group and the back of the house leads directly to the pool area."
"If you want to atend mess be sure to be there on a sunday morning. It must be lovely on Christmas with the Christmas crib"
PortugalNorthern PortugalViseu DistrictSao Cristovao de Lafoes
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