Pousadas are a network of luxury hotels located in some of the most historically important buildings in Portugal, including castles, palaces and convents. It's like staying in a luxury museum with a pool and a fantastic restaurant.
Alentejo is at the forefront of Portugal's wine revolution and the region is home to some fantastic reds. The land is flat and the sun was shining in early April and I was on my way.
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