The monastery was built in the 12th century by the mother of Portugal's first King, to honour Saint Marinha, the patron saint of women about to give birth, since she went through some difficult pregnancies. Various changes were made to the monastery's architecture and structure through the centuries, resulting in the building having Gothic, Classical, as well as Romanesque elements.
During the early 16th century, a Franciscan convent was built where the hotel stands today. Since the 17th century was an era of many and intense wars for Portugal, a strong fortification was built around the monastery, resulting in soldiers and monks living together in its premises. The building was turned into a hotel in 1997.
Located right on top of a hill and holding a strategic position, this castle was built in the 8th century by the Moors. Destroyed due to constant battles, the castle was rebuilt in the 15th century, and turned into a monastery by the Knights of Santiago.
The monastery was built during the 15th century and monks lived there until the 19th century when religious orders were banned in the country.
The monastery was built in the 12th century by members of the Order of Hospitallers, later known as the Order of Malta, and was built to assist pilgrims. Later, it was also used by the military before being turned into the building that it is today.