Set in 19,000 square-metres of prime land, the 'Aldeamento de Peixinhos' is a modern four-star tourist complex located at only 500 metres from the picturesque town of Vila Vicosa in The Alentejo, the birthplace of the last Portuguese dynasty.
The Paco Ducal, one of the royal residence of the Duque de Braganca and set in Vila Vicosa, is open to the public and houses fine examples of porcelain, azulejos (tiles) and tapestries. The royal chambers give an insight into the
life style of the family until the monarchy was deposed in 1910.
To the east of the Palace square is the Augustinian convent containing the tombs of the Dukes of Braganca. Their wivesí tombs are situated in the Convento das Chagas on the south side of the square.
Vila Vicosa exudes a sense of grandeur heightened by the extensive use of locally quarried marble in the most modest of public places. Take a walk up to the castle for a view of the 5000 acre royal hunting ground.
Approximately 25 kilometres from Vila Vicosa is the town of Estremoz, which also has a strong connection to the Portuguse royal history. The 14th Century castle, high on a hill, was built by King Dinis I for his wife, Queen Isabel.
Accommodation at Casa de Peixinhos comprises 24 one-bedroom and 2 three-bedroom apartments. All apartments are duplex and have living room with fireplace, dining room, kitchenette and private terrace and are all equipped with air-conditioning, satellite TV and direct-dial telephone.
On-site facilities include bar, restaurant, outdoor swimming pool and children`s playground.
Daily cleaning is included. At an extra charge, laundry service and dish washing can be provided.
Activities in the area include country walks and hot air ballooning.
The international airport at Lisbon is approximately 184 kilometers away.