This Pousada was once the Convent of the Cloistered Augustinian Nuns, which was founded around 1569. It stands on the castle hill on the site of what was thought to be the Jewish quarter. It’s most noteworthy features are the 16th and 17th Century Renaissance cloister, the facade facing the main square and the central staircase, both in the Baroque style. Archaeological traces of Islamic origin were discovered during restoration and, as a result, the architectural plans were changed. These items were recovered and are now partially visible from the bar and lounge area. Pousada Convento da Graca has a total of 36 bedrooms comprising 5 suites and 16 rooms with balcony. One of the suites has a private garden terrace. All bedrooms are air conditioned and have LCD screen television with Cable TV, mini bar, direct dial telephone, safe and hair dryer. The Pousada also has non smoking rooms. Services and facilities include restaurant, bar, 2 outdoor swimming pools, family games, wireless internet access in some areas, information service and a car park. Pousada Convento da Graca has a museum area featuring 12th Century archaeological remains from the Arab occupation. Tavira, one of the main towns in the Algarve, was once one of the Moors’ most important settlements and remains of this occupation, and that of earlier civilisations, are still in evidence today. At one time Tavira was a Phoenician village, it was also inhabited by the Romans and, it was an important city during the Muslim occupation. The Pousada is close to the Gilao River and the Ria Formosa Natural Park, one of the most important points in the network of wetlands which links Europe and sub-Saharan Africa. The region is characterized by lovely sunny days perfect for exploring the beautiful countryside. There are a number of golf courses nearby including Benamor, Quinta da Ria and Quinta de Cima.