Bussaco - Palace Hotel do Bussaco *****

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The Bussaco Palace is located in the heart of the Bussaco National Park, a natural woodland reserve of 125 acres right in the mountain range of t Bussaco, Portugal, north of Coimbra, a truly spectacular and serene landscape of rare trees and exotic plants of exquisite beauty.

You can conveniently access Bussaco from Oporto or Lisbon by taking exit 9 of the A1 highway at Mealhada( KM 209 ) and following road EN-234 in direction of Viseu, turning to the left 1 km after having passed Luso and following the existing signs. Arriving from east, from Viseu or Guarda, the best way is getting the EN-234 direction southwest.

The site is close to many points of wide cultural, gastronomic and historic interest - the "leitão" (suckling pig) restaurants of the IC1 ( 6 Kms ), the Bairrada Wine Route with the old wine cellars and great wine museums, the renowned university town of Coimbra with its medieval centre and museums (25 Kms), Conimbriga Roman ruins (37 Kms), the historic interior city of Viseu (70 kms), the Cathedral of Batalha, the Monastery of Alcobaça and the Sanctuary of Fátima (100kms), the Atlantic beaches of Mira (40 Kms) Aveiro, the Portuguese “Venice”(40 Kms), Figueira da Foz (50kms) with its Casino, and the Douro Valley ( 110 Kms ).International airports: Lisbon (200 Kms), Oporto (100 kms).


Bussaco Forest - Palace Hotel do Bussaco *****

Bussaco Forest

The area around the Bussaco Palace was part of a Barefoot Carmelite convent established in 17th century. Back in the 6th century these woods of the mountain range of Bussaco belonged to a Benedictine monastery close by at Vacariça.

Nature - Palace Hotel do Bussaco *****


While staying at the Palace inside the Bussaco forest, you have the chance of a establishing a close and direct contact with the surrounding nature, as there are several tracks along the forest to explore - You can ask for a map of the forest at the reception and spend 2-3 hours of unforgettable walking there, if not the entire day, with picnics being prepared at the hotel for such an incredible Bussaco Forest discovery.