CASTELO DE VIDE
Castelo de Vide, at 850m above sea level, is of Roman origin but it is probably best known for the large Jewish quarter which existed in the middle ages. In the old Jewish quarter of the town, nothing seems to have changed since those times, with cobbled streets, whitewashed houses and mysterious Gothic doorways. One can explore pretty squares, the oldest synagogue in Portugal and, of course, the 14th century castle overlooking the town.
The stylish main square dates from the 17th and 18th centuries, is surrounded by Baroque buildings and is the location of the Casa Amarela. Beautifully restored and classified as a public monument, this 19th century building, dating from the French invasion of the town, is in an ideal location from which toexplore Castelo de Vide with a variety of comfortable bedrooms with either square or mountain view. This charming manor house opened in 2003 and is personally managed by the owner, VictorGuimaraes and his family.
11 air-conditioned rooms including standard rooms and two suites, all with bathroom (bath and shower), hairdryer and satellite TV. Suites are twin bedded, have a separate living room and face either the square or the open countryside behind the town. Traditional and antique furniture. Some rooms will accommodate an extra bed for a child.
AMENITIES / LEISURE
Continental buffet breakfast – Comfortable lounge with lift – Complimentary WiFi internet – Free parking in the town square – Free use of the public swimming pool (400m) – Excellent location for exploring the town on foot – Peal of church bells every half hour around the clock can be heard from the main square – Lively market on the last Friday of each month – Annual Medieval Festival (Sep) – Restaurant ‘Casa do Parque’ (300m) serves excellent local dishes for lunch and dinner.