Staying at the Hotel Capela das Artes could be a first step in discovering the history and culture of the Algarve.
You will have the opportunity to visit the place and we will tell you more about the Quinta da Cruz: the role of the Mascarenhas-Neto family in the history of Algarve and Portugal, the story of the small chapel and its renovation, the former olive oil press and the economic role it occupied for years.
We will also tell you about the olive trees in the garden, the oldest of which are more than a thousand years old!
We will share with you the story of this project : All the progress made, and the challenges faced. The original purpose of Angel, owner of the place, psychiatrist, but also painter, was to create a cultural center twinned with the hotel : To host art and crafts exhibitions, concerts, shows, but also offer courses and workshops of paintings, sculptures, ceramics.
After a few years of operation things took a different direction, and the cultural center was abandoned.
But Art and Culture are part of the genesis of the hotel. The name of the hotel attests to this: Capela das Artes, the Chapel of the Arts in English.
Today creativity and culture remain very present at the hotel Capela das Artes : Spaces, materials, colors, objects, trees...everywhere Art invites itself without limit to surprise you.
To make your stay unforgettable and live the algarvian culture, we can advise you a range of beautiful experiences to live with our partners and neighbors.
Why the Algarves?
When we think about Algarve, the first image that comes to us is the beach, the sea, the ochre cliffs... But the Algarve is not only about the coast.
There are "two other Algarves" more rural, less populated, with varied landscapes: the Serra, the small mountain, and the Barrocal, the transition between the mountain and the coast.
In each of the Algarves, we will guide you to the beaches we prefer or small villages where we like to stroll.
And we will offer you experiences or visits with our partners, who will make you live their Algarve with passion and generosity :
- Julie and Helder will take you fishing or visit the marine caves.
- Edith will take you on a tour of her neighbouring vineyard, and will offer you a tasting accompanied by Portuguese tapas.
- Gloria and her colleagues, will propose you to discover the orange culture, the production of honey, the work of cork...
For more information, do not hesitate to contact us or visit our dedicated page.