Whoever slowly climbs the mountain, leaves the world they know behind. When you turn the corner to reach the 1200 meters of altitude, it is revealed in absolute the Pousada da Serra da Estrela, with its simultaneously imposing and welcoming building, asserting itself immediately as the essential setting for a perfect day. This majestic building,surrounded by snow or the green of the hills, transfers its magnificence and importance to those arriving, inebriating and transporting guests to an elegant stay, sophisticated and reinvigorating.
Overlooking the surrounding mountains, the valley is surrounded by snow and trees, which cut the breath and reveal new details every new look. Inside the building, the immaculate white, the high ceilings and the recovered original tiles - as well as the old lifts, in iron and wood - are fabulous. Visit this project from the renowned architect Souto Moura, who recovered the guidelines of the old sanatorium of Serra da Estrela.
Always in the company of the best design and of the best aesthetic and architectural references - the furniture is also designed by Souto Moura and the sophistication of the bar area does not invalidate the simplicity of the game rooms.
DESTINATION: See the huge gardens in front of the Pousada: these are often the first contact of the children with snow and can let them play safely, knowing that they are protected. And in fact, it is impossible to resist the appeal and enthusiasm that the white and icy mantle has on everyone. Cold and fresh air mountain helps gain more energy to venture into play or make a snowman or start a battle without truce snowballs.
In the summer, visit the magnificent lookout points and attraction spots of which the sierra guards secret, may they be waterfalls or sanctuaries, viewpoints or glacial valleys.
You can also meet some of the historic villages of Portugal, monuments, castles and museums present near the Pousada and the middle marvel at the panoramicviews from another world.
SERVICES: After this invigorating contact with nature, nothing like entering the hot space of the sauna or Turkishbath. Theindoorheatedpool is perfect to drive away the cold you brought from the outside. A vigorous swim and a few minutes sitting on the steps of the jacuzzi reactivate your circulation and give you another energy rush. If you ventured on some tracks on the skis or snowboard, the duckbill with full water pressure will help ease the aching muscles of the back.
It''s ideally finish the day with one of the massage-signature of the Magic Spa center – the therapists are fully empowered to adapt the treatment to your needs and can help you alleviate the weight of the legs and relax the tension in the back and shoulders. You can also make an aesthetic treatment to help enhance the rejuvenating effects of height. Here, you can always breathe better and have more time to do what you enjoy: read quietly in the halls, contemplate the stunning views of the healing balconies, walk the family through the mountains or dating and relax in the room.
When there is no snow, the profile of the Pousada da Serra da Estrela gives way to a peaceful holiday overlooking themagnificent gardens and paths, with an outdoorpool defying altitude and distance from the sea, allowing you to rest with all the comfort.
Whether you seek peace and tranquility, an experience for two or maximum enjoyment of all spaces with privacy and exclusivity; whether you come in family and bring children to make the most of the snow and the mountain, thepools, the buffet meals and the lively atmosphere, Pousada da Estrela da Serra will give you the stance you desire.