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PORTUGUESE HISTORICAL HERITAGE
Hotel Capela Das Artes
Come and discover Hotel Capela das Artes, which is in the centre of Algarve, between Sagres and Spain.
The Hotel Capela das Artes is a listed hotel in the heart of a 6 hectare olive grove, at 10 minutes from the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve.
The hotel was born from the renovation of a historical heritage : The Quinta da Cruz composed of an old Manor House (Solar), and its chapel which dates back to the 15th century and an oil factory ( Lagar de Azeite ) from the 17th century, totalling 4000 m2.
Quinta da Cruz was once the place of residence of important and innovative figures in Portugal: the Mascarenhas Netto family …
The 6 hectares domain has benefited from an original and careful restoration during several years.
To protect the collective souvenir, it has been classified as a “Public Interest Monument” for its historical, architectural and cultural aspects.
This beautiful house and outbuildings, with a strong historical connotation, keep alive the legends and stories of Algarve.
Designed in the respect of traditions and with the will to value the Portuguese architectural heritage, the hotel combines the charm of the old and the modern.
Hotel Capela das Artes is a witness and keeper of the culture and history of Portugal.
You will taste the charms of yesteryear, immersing yourself in the authentic Algarve, while enjoying comfort and modernity.
Our commitment for 20 years: Allow you an authentic stay in an authentic Algarve.
We share with you our passion for this historic Quinta and for the Algarve, by offering you to discover the regional culture through various experiences and authentic visits.
PEACE AND PRIVACY
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A SUNNY REGION
In the light of Algarve
Algarve, very well served by numerous daily flights arriving at Faro, offers a change of scenery, at only a few hours from major European cities and at very low prices.
This beautiful southern region welcomes you throughout the year thanks to its mild weather: sunshine and mild temperatures all year long.
The beauty and natural diversity of Algarve, the warm hospitality of the Portuguese inhabitants make it an ideal place for holidays for couples or families.
“Magical. A haven of peace near the sea. Hotel in the middle of olive trees and beautiful swimming pool. Warm >and personalized welcome. It’s simple, go there and you will come back rested and with a desire to return. “
History of a renovation
This small private chapel is located on the first floor of the house.
It was consecrated by Bishop D Francisco Gomes de Avelar in 1791.
The Mascarenhas family celebrated its baptisms and marriages there for many years.
Shortly after the purchase of the ruined house, before the renovation work began, parts of the Altar were stolen (at the same time as the old stone staircase outside the house!!).
To protect it from looters and works, the altar was dismantled and stored in safety…for 20 years.
In early 2020, we undertook to renovate the chapel and restore its place to the Altar.
The paintings of the dome, renovated for the last time in 1839, as evidenced by the painter’s signature on the wall, were restored.
We build the Altar again, piece by piece. The cherubs, the painted patterns, the moldings were cleaned and renovated.
In the center of this Altar, was exhibited for years a representation of Christ, that the Mascarenhas family wished to recover at the sale of the house. Angel, the owner of the place, decided to paint a painting that would now fit into the altar of the chapel.
Thanks to this renovation, the chapel has regained a new shine.
Do not hesitate to visit it. Imprinted with simplicity and modesty, this chapel never leaves indifferent.
ALL OVER THE YEAR
Wedding & Events
The oil press of the seventeenth century reflects the glorious history of this place.
Housed in several air-conditioned function rooms, this exceptional accommodation will suit the needs of your business or private events : conferences, business seminars, concerts, family celebrations such as baptisms, marriages, birthday parties …