I don’t think I’ve ever arrived at a hotel as blissfully silent as São Lourenço do Barrocal. It is busy and booked out, yet, other than the odd moo from one of the cows that roam the surrounding farmland, or the soft jazz that plays in the bar and restaurant, I am ensconced in the tranquil sound of nothing.

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In the same family for generations, São Lourenço do Barrocal has been lovingly restored and the result is magical.


The Alentejo remains beautifully intact, a diamond in the rough – one being faceted by many inspired, careful hands, rather than a single big machine... Projects like São Lourenço do Barrocal revive and continue our connection with the land and our traditions. This movement is giving us the strength to build a robust identity.

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