Vila Galé Collection Palácio dos Arcos
Built in the late fifteenth century and rebuilt three centuries later, history says that it was from the balconies of Palácio dos Arcos [literally, Palace of the Arches] that King Manuel I watched the caravels leaving on their way to India.
Used to welcoming royalty - who stayed in this palace to attend the famous regattas on the Tagus River - the hotel Vila Galé Collection Palácio dos Arcos is the first five-star unit of the Vila Galé group in Portugal.
This boutique hotel in Lisbon opened in 2013, as a result of rehabilitating historical heritage, and is dedicated to the theme of poetry, combining the tradition of a centenary palace with the comfort of a modern hotel. As you move around this hotel located between Cascais and Lisbon, you “meet up” with Florbela Espanca, Fernando Pessoa, Vinicius de Moraes or Eugénio de Andrade. The poems written by them and by other authors enliven the common areas and decorate the rooms’ walls.