Pedro and Inês will not be there to welcome you. They lived in the XIV century. But their love story endures... we'll tell you all about it when you get here (or maybe now if you want!)
So, you'll be received by the world's best hosts - my Parents, Teresa and Antonio.
The "Casa dos Avós" is strategically located if you want to visit one of the most important and interesting areas of Portugal. In a 50 km range you can visit 3 (yes, three World Heritage UNESCO classified monuments, more than eight amazing beaches, the Santuary of Fátima, four mediaval Castles, spetacular caves, participate in Festivals, teste food and wine you have only dreamed of, untill now ;)
Check out the guide I'm constantly updating! Of course, you'll need a car.
The house was recently built and has all the confort, quietness and friendliness you can expect. The rooms are on the 1st. floor and have great views over the Alcobaça valley and there's a balcony where you can taste a special breakfast, prepared by your host Teresa.
And don't forget to ask Antonio about your souvenir!
I wish you a pleasant and unforgetable stay at Casa dos Avós!
About D. Pedro and D. Inês de Castro Love Story – Tragedy and Romance
Portuguese Prince D. Pedro I married to D. Constança Manuel, falls in love with one of his wife maids: the Castilian D. Inês de Castro. After the death of D. Constança, D. Pedro assumes in public his love for D. Inês and started living together with her, uprising three children.
Nevertheless, D. Pedro’s father, king Afonso IV, did not approved this relationship, and ordered the assassination of D. Inês, for allegedly betraying the kingdom.
After becoming King, D. Pedro ordered the remains of his beloved to be transferred to her tomb in Alcobaça and, according to a popular legend, made her be crowned as Queen of Portugal and ordered all court members to pay her homage by kissing her decomposing hand. He ordered the construction of her and his tombs and placed them in Alcobaça Monastery. They now are considered to be some of the greatest medieval tomb sculptures in Portugal.
In his testament, the King ordered to have both tombs placed face to face so that in the judgment day day could face each other and look in the eyes.
Nowadays these tombs are visited by many in love couples, many of them in their wedding day, as it is said that those who swear fidelity to this love sees the eternity of its own.