Get to know Casa das Muralhas
Casa das Muralhas is a rural tourism unit with 9 double rooms with private
bathroom, a lobby, a courtyard, a garden with swimming pool and a restaurant
The rooms are marked by their high ceilings and granite walls combined with all
the comforts of a modern home and charm of the story of a century – old
In the garden, which one full of history, it is possible to see the Serra, the City
and an old castle wall of cloth that now gives name to our house.
Built in the mid-sec. XIX by Alberto Deodato da Costa Mouse, 2nd Mayor of
Covilha, as a family home, it was later acquired by the family Santos Pinto
remaining in the possession of his heirs until the mid-60s.
In the 70s the house sufferd its first major change to accommodate the
Externato April 25, becoming a primary school and thus maintaining for many
In the second half of the 80s, the Cava Juliana Association provisionally
installed its headquarters in the building and created, on the ground floor, the
museum Eduardo Malta.
In the early 90s, the National Mountaineering Club, an important institution in
the city, transfered its registered office for this property. After a few years, due
to the advanced state of degradation of the house, the club decided to abandon
it, initiating the decline of the house.
With the arrival of the new millennium, the Institute Maria da Conceição Saraiva
recognized the equity value of the home, acquired the property with the intuit of
restoring it. Unable to realize the project, it decided to put it on sale, being left to
abandon for about 15 years.
In February 2016, the Rogado & Rendeiro, Lda. Purchased the property in
order to perpetuate all its memory through a differentiator tourism project. Thus,
after more than two years of design and reconstruction works, the Casa das
Muralhas was born.
Operating since September 2018, it is assumed as a hotel unit of excellence
that offers its visitors a genuine experience and quality.