From the beginning that we love Barrocal for the ambition, beautiful aesthetics and for promoting one of the most beautiful regions in Portugal, Alentejo. We have followed the entire path of Barrocal since the creation of the first website, with interviews with architects Souto Moura and John Pawson - authors of the residences that will be built on the property - the launch of the book and Barrocal wines, but now the project has taken an important step with its opening to the public through the new hotel, spa and restaurant.
Led by José Uva, Barrocal aims to become a point of reference and discovery of this Alentejo area and certainly will be for the beauty of the property and the new renovated spaces. A general project of architect Souto de Moura and the interiors designed by Anahory Almeida atelier, the hotel is a magnificent exercise in simplicity, a modernized compliment to the vernacular architecture and local products. Decorated with portuguese vintage furniture, natural materials, Arraiolos carpets and industrial lighting, the hotel is perfectly adapted to the serenity of the surrounding landscape, inviting to long hours of relaxation and observation of the Alentejo plains.
In addition to the hotel, the restaurant and spa are also points of obligatory passage in Barrocal. While in the first the organic local products play a key role through a philosophy of farm to table, the spa treatments are left to the natural products of Susanne Kaufmann, where you can enjoy the sauna and hydrotherapy room. You can still have picnics, wine tastings, hiking and biking around the Alqueva and visit the beautiful village of Monsaraz or Évora. Meanwhile peek the new website, is an excellent appetizer. We can not wait to visit Barrocal!
“In the same family for over 200 years the estate has its heart at the monte, an ancient small farming village, that has been brought back to the rhythms of rural daily life as a remarkable hotel of understated luxury, set amidst ancient oaks, olive groves and vineyards. Here, the feeling of being at home is intimately connected with the sense of belonging to the vastness of the land.”