In 1136, D. Afonso Henriques took the primitive castle from the moors, which was quickly named Aurem, whilst fighting to expand the reign of Portugal and asserting Christ’s Faith over the moors.
The Ourém Castle, an exemplary of the territorial domain, is the soul of this crowded borough, standing on the hill of Ourém, and in its time it was even graced with a palace, a Collegiate church and a crypt, a Gothic font, Pillory, narrow streets and whitewashed walls.
The Pousada de Ourém is found in the walled medieval borough of Ourém, majestically situated on a hill a few kilometres from Fatima.
This hotel in Fatima results from the addition of a medieval hamlet with an old hospital of the mercies of the fifteenth century. The framework of the Pousada is made up of archways and materials from different eras, and its furniture suitable to the characteristics of this historical Pousada.
Guests at this hotel in Fatima have the privilege of enjoying the magnificent view of the Vale da Ribeira de Seiça (valley of the Seiça stream) and of the whole of the Shrine of Fatima plateau.
The Pousada Conde de Ourém is located on a hilltop, an authentic lookout point, with the castle walls outlined against the horizon.
The Count of Ourém is a Portuguese title of nobility connected to the Bragança house. These days the holder of the title is his royal highness, D. Duarte Pio, the 24th Duke of Bragança, 28th Count of Ourém and pretender to the Portuguese throne.
The Pousada de Ourém/Fátima is found strategically placed in the centre of the country in the historical centre of Ourém, around 1 hour from Lisbon and 2 hours from Oporto.
The Pousada has a total of 30 rooms, 7 of which have direct access to the swimming pool and prepared for smokers, all equipped with air conditioning, telephone and cable TV.
The guests of this hotel can enjoy the welcoming outdoor pool or play a table game with the family.
The Pousada de Ourém also offers a restaurant where the guests can savour the traditional Portuguese dishes.