At the end of the reign of King D. Fernando of Portugal (1350-1369) settled here hermit monks, coming from Serra de Ossa. With what they grew on the farm they ensured their own sustenance ("prover" in Portuguese) and also helped the poor. As in this farm were several springs, lots of water and good soil, it was and still is a good place of “provença” (which means sustain/feed/grow). Therefore the name of the property.
And this continuous to nowadays, where exists inside the property a variety of agricultural plantations such as a vineyard, oranges and lemon orchard, walnuts orchard, olive plantation, a herb garden, a little river into a small lake and several other charming places.
Hotel Rural Monte da Provença is a small 4-star charm hotel located within 7.5 km from the centre of Elvas. The unit is inserted in tranquil surrounding and features an outdoor pool, garden, wine cellar and a bar. Each room and suite comes with a flat-screen satellite TV. The private bathroom comes with a bathrobe, a hairdryer and free toiletries. The suites also include a decorated terrace, a minibar, kitchenette and a living room with a fireplace. Free WiFi access is available. Climatization through radiating floor for cooling and heating. Guests may taste traditionally-prepared meals in the restaurant area. There is also a snack-bar, for lighter meals and Portuguese snacks. The Elvas centre has various regional restaurants, serving the area’s rich cuisine. An array of activities can be enjoyed in the surroundings, including horse riding. Badajoz, in neighbouring Spain is a 25-minute drive from the Hotel Rural Monte da Provença. Estremoz is at a 43 km distance. The Elvas Train Station is 7.3 km away and Lisbon International Airport is 206 km from the Hotel Rural Monte da Provença.