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B&B | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 22
Santarem Hostel offers a low cost accommodation in an modern and comfortable environment. Available accommodation is five double rooms with private bathroom and two dorms with four and eight beds with shared bathroom.
Free Internet WiFi
Free Computer access
Living room w/ Cable Tv
Free Bike (City Hall Facility)
Laundry (extra fee)
Outdoor terrace with 360sqm
Kids are welcome
Traditional Portuguese Meals (Extra fee)
|Size||Sleeps up to 22, 7 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lisbon 64 km, Nearest railway: Santarem 1.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 5 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (12), Double beds (10), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 20|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Central Portugal region
The foundation of the city is attributed to the Romans, who occupied the region in the 2nd century BC and named the city Scalabis. During the Roman period, Scalabis was an important commercial post in the mid-Tagus region, and was the administrative capital of one of the regions (Conventus Escalabitanus) of Lusitania.
Santarém has a picturesque city centre with several monuments, including the largest and most varied ensemble of gothic churches in Portugal. These include fine examples of transitional Romanesque–Gothic, mendicant (plain style derived from the mendicant orders) and late (flamboyant) Gothic. In addition, the city has nice examples of Manueline, Renaissance, Mannerist and Baroque architecture.
Old Castle of Santarém (Porta do Sol): Located on a high slope over the Tagus river and the surrounding landscape, the site of the old castle of Santarém is now a nice garden that offers spectacular views. Part of the walls and towers of the castle are still preserved.
Church of Saint John of Alporão (Igreja de São João de Alporão): Built between the 12th and the 13th centuries by the Knights Hospitallers, this church is a fine example of transitional architecture, with a Romanesque main portal and an early Gothic main chapel and vaulting. The arches of the ambulatory of the main chapel show Arab (Mudéjar) influences. The church now houses a small Archaeological Museum. Its most important piece is the flamboyant Gothic tomb of Duarte de Meneses, missed in a battle in North Africa in 1465. His magnificent tomb is empty.
Cabaças Tower (Torre das Cabaças): Ancient defensive tower of the mediaeval wall of the city. Houses the Time Museum with an exhibition about the measurement of time through the ages.
Fountain of the Fig Tree (Fonte da Figueira): Rare example of a 14th-century fountain in Portugal, decorated with merlons and coats-of-arms of Portugal and King Dinis I.
Convent of Saint Claire (Convento de Santa Clara): 13th-century feminine convent. Good example of Portuguese mendicant Gothic style.
Convent of Saint Francis (Convento de São Francisco): Another 13th-century convent in medicant style. Has a nice Gothic cloister. King Ferdinand I was buried here.
Church of St. Stephen - Church of the Holy Miracle (Igreja do Santissimo Milagre) Home to the 13th-century Eucharistic Miracle of Santarém, a popular destination among Catholics worldwide.
Church of the Grace (Igreja da Graça): Built between the 14th and 15th centuries in a mix of mendicant and flamboyant Gothic styles. Has a magnificent main portal and rose window (unique in the world, carved out of a single stone) that shows the influence of the Monastery of Batalha. The first governor of Ceuta Pedro de Meneses (died 1437) and his wife are buried here in a magnificent Gothic tomb with their recumbent figures holding each other's hands. Pedro Álvares Cabral, discoverer of Brazil, and his wife are buried under a simple slab near the main chapel.
Church of Marvila (Igreja de Marvila): This 16th-century church has nice portal and main chapel in Manueline style. The nave and pulpit are in early Renaissance style. The interior walls are covered with 17th-century-multicoloured tiles with geometric patterns. It has one of the most outstanding tile-based interior decorations in Portugal.
Cathedral of Santarém (Sé-Catedral): Built in the 17th century in mannerist style as the Jesuit church of the city, it became the Seminary church after the Jesuits were expelled from Portugal in the mid-18th century.The interior decoration is very rich, with altarpieces from various periods and styles (Mannerist and Baroque) and a ceiling with an illusionist painting. Since the 1970s it is the Cathedral of Santarém. The site of the church and seminary was previously occupied by the mediaeval royal palace of Santarém.
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28 Jul 2014
"This place is Pilgrim Heaven"
Absolutely everything is superb about this very special place. I felt relaxed and at home here within about 10 seconds. All of the rooms are lovely - gorgeous kitchen with all you could ever need, hug… More
21 Aug 2013
"An amazing oasis on the road to Santiago de Compostela!"
We stayed 2 nights to recover from the first three days walking the Camino Portuguese and it was the best 2 nights of that journey! Original paintings throughout by local artist, all the amenities on… More
24 Jul 2013
"The Best Oasi during the caminho"
Is one of the best Hostel where I 've been! and trust me (I'm a traveller) This is the best solution in Santarèm… More
24 Jul 2013
"Warm & Inviting!"
On our Camino to Lisboa, we met Mario, a very warm and creative host, who made this beautiful place into a real Home! Clean, cossy, colourful & brand new and nothing is to much for him to let you feel… More
23 Jul 2013
"Best Hostel on Camino"
I arrived at this wonderful place to stay after walking 42kms from Vilafranca. I was astounded by the quality of the furnishing and the warmth of the reception. The guy in charge of the hostel, Mario,… More
21 Jul 2013
"Excellent Value and a Home from Home with added sunshine."
This is a wonderful place to stay. Great facilities and the sun terrace c'est magnifique. Mario is a superb, generous host. Loved my stay here and will be back.… More
19 Jul 2013
"Exquisitely casual and homey"
This Hostel, could be my home, a friend's home, my family home, etc. After first 10 mn you forget you are in a Hostel with the owners. In fact you are in your lovely house, with friends, where yo… More
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