The small hotel of Albergaria do Calvario is in Evora, classified by Unesco as a World Heritage Site.
This ancient walled city rises out of the vast Alentejo plain to the west of the Spanish border. It was taken from the Moors in 1166 by a Portuguese knight, Gerald the Fearless, who scaled the walls at night on a ladder of lances.
Evora later became a popular residence of Portuguese kings, but fell out of favour after Spain's annexation of Portugal in 1580. Today, it is one of the most interesting places to visit in Southern Europe, with several unique attractions to explore.
Within it's walls, there are found traces of the Roman occupation, together with buildings with styles including Gothic to the Baroque and Rococo.
The most visited place is the Corinthian style temple, built during the Roman occupation, which is believed to have been dedicated to the goddess Diana.
Built in the 2nd century, it was transformed into a fortress during the Middle Ages and even a slaughterhouse in the 19th century!
Albergaria do Calvario is next to the 14th century walls which surround the city.
This inn is tastefully decorated with traditional Portuguese furniture and equipped with the modern facilities such as air conditioning.
The estalagem has twenty one bedrooms and two suites. Each room has a private bathroom, cable TV, direct dial telephone, mini-bar and individual safe. Some rooms have been special fitted out for the disabled.
An indoor patio with terrace and bar is open for residents.
The inn has facilities to hold small meetings or private functions for a maximum of 25 people. There is private underground parking for residents.
The nearest airport is at Lisbon which is approximately 140 kilometres away.