Palace Hotel of Bussaco: Detail, Gothic tracery on entry porch



A luxury hotel located in the mountain range of Serra do Bussaco, in the municipality of Mealhada, in central Portugal, built around remnants of a Discalced Carmelite convent established in 1628, including the church and notable gardens. The Carmelites left Buçaco in the mid-19th century, as the religious orders were dissolved in Portugal. Late in the century there were plans to turn the ancient convent into a royal residence for Queen Maria Pia, wife of King Luís I. However, difficult political circumstances soon led to the decision to turn the palace into a hotel.


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Palácio Hotel do Buçaco

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Hotels

  • Gardens

  • Architecture

  • Monasteries

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Nineteenth century

  • Gothic Revival

Place of Creation
  • Buçaco, Aveiro, Distrito de, Portugal

  • +40.376039-8.36545

  • Buçaco

Departments and Units
Member of
Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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