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Opened in 1942, the Santa Luzia Pousada was the first of the Pousadas de Portugal and is a fine example of typical Alentejo architecture. António Ferro, a Portuguese poet that created this netting, had the vision of distinctive, rare and typically Portuguese hotels. Peaceful, gracious elengant places. Today, this charming hotel in Elvas offers its guests not only all possible comfort but also the best Alentejo cuisine, especially the renowned bacalhau dourado (golden codfish), or its famous dish of pork trotters in a coriander marinade. The city is located near the border between Portugal and Spain and is on the main highway between Lisbon and Madrid.