Buçaco Palace Hotel is located where an ancient convent used to stand. The monks of the convent created a garden to represent Mount Carmel from where the Carmelite order was founded. They left Buçaco after the dissolution of monasteries in Portugal.There was a plan to turn the convent into a royal residence of the wife of King Luís I, but due to the political situation at that time, it was decided that turning the building into a hotel is the better choice.Only those who were staying at the hotel were allowed to go inside, so I don’t have pictures. But we were free to check out the grounds.The hotel is significant due to its Neo-Manueline design. Manueline architectural design incorporates maritime elements and representations of the discoveries from the voyages of Vasco da Gama and Pedro Alvares Cabral.To learn more about Buçaco Palace hotel, click here.