Hotel Pateo dos Solares is in the historical city of Estremoz, once one of the most strongly fortified places in the country.
Estremoz is on high ground overlooking the vast open Alentejo plain. Beside farming, the main industry is the many quarries in the area producing the famous Portuguese marble.
The area is so rich in marble that it replaces brick as a building material, giving butcher's stalls and simple cottages the sort of luxurious finish that is usually seen in churches and the grandest houses.
Within the town there is a thriving pottery industry making high quality earthenware.
The town is surrounded by seventeenth century fortifications and noted for its high quality earthenware, it is a convenient place to stay for those wanting to explore the area. Evora, another city on the plain is about 50 kilometers to the west. Evora has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Within the fortifications stands a white building, which was once the palace of Dom Dinis. This King was famous for his administrative, economic and military reforms.
A visit should be made to the medieval upper town which is dominated by a twenty seven metre high marble keep called the Torre das Tres Coroas (the Tower of the Three Crowns).
Hotel Pateo dos Solares features a large collection of century old Portuguese tiles.
The inn has forty three bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms and equipped to a high standard.
The restaurant "Alzulaich" is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It serves traditional Portuguese cuisine in superb surroundings.
There are comfortable living rooms and bar together with an outdoor patio. There is an outdoor swimming pool and pleasant gardens.
The little white marble town of Borba is a short drive away. The locally produced wine is considered to be one of the best in the country.
Approximately 20 kms. from Estremoz is the last royal residence of the House of Braganca in the town of Vila Vicosa.
The Inn has a meeting room partially supported by the city old walls with capacity up to 150 people.