Pousada of Palmela nestles within the Castle, with the old Convent Cloisters incorporated. Located on the top of an imposing hill, you have a panoramic view known as one of the most impressive of the country.
It was built as a monastery within the castle walls in 1482, on orders of João I and dedicated to St. James. Its use as a pousada kept it from falling into ruin, and the skillful, unobtrusive conversion preserved the classic look and feel of a cloister. On the crest of a hill, the pousada is traditional in design; a huge square building opens onto a large courtyard, and the lower-level arches have been glassed in and furnished with lounge chairs.
With all its austerity, it is possible to enjoy its interior in a comfortable way that preserves a lot of the 17th century.