Thursday, 07 February 2013 00:00
The Pousada has preserved the Monastery’s heritage intact (the site was classified as a building of public interest in 1986), including the amphitheater, architectural layout in the pine woods on the slopes of Esperança´s Mountain, and stunning landscape with views over the Cova da Beira region and Estrela’s Mountain. Guests can use this historic luxury hotel as a base for exploring the many historical monuments is the region, including the castle, the burial vault of the Cabral family, the Jewish Quarter, as well as the natural beauty and folk traditions of Serra da Estrela (Estrela´s Mountain), one of the Europe’s most important natural reserves. Valdir Lubave Dudek was born in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil in 1971. Master of the Kitchen, he worked in several 3-star restaurants in Brazil. He was a professor at the European center and chef in various hotels. He accepted the invitation in 2003 to head the kitchen at Pousada Convento de Belmonte and prepared a sequence of delicacies based on products obtained in the Beira Interior.