The Pátio do Judeu

Refinement tourism in Portugal's countryside


Visit to the Algar do Pena cave

This underground Interpretation Centre is one of the best places to understand the secrets of the caves. The Algar do Pena cave was discovered in 1983 during a stone extraction operation, and consists of a vertical shaft with 35 meters (grotto) leading to a giant room of 105 thousand cubic meters. The Centre aims to explain the processes of formation of caves and underground water circulation mechanisms.

Includes: 1 or 2 nights accommodation + Breakfast + Visit to the Algar do Pena cave (by appointment)

Price: Consult us

Jurassic trails

Valverde is located in the Estremadura Limestone Massif, a large block of Jurassic limestone with about 800 km2. Fossil deposits are frequent all over the Massif. An example is Vale de Meios, a deposit with theropod footprints, bipedal carnivorous dinosaurs, from the Middle Jurassic. It is the most important of the Iberian Peninsula by the high amount of tracks and its excellent condition.

Includes: 1 or 2 nights accommodation + Breakfast + Visit to the dinosaur footprints of the Serra d’Aire and Candeeiros Natural Park

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Discovering Valverde

While staying at the Pátio do Judeu you can enjoy the countryside, walking by Valverde. Discover from an artisanal agricultural practice like saving a herd, to the beautiful and relaxing place, now recovered, Barreiro dos Vales. Experience our beautiful Church of St. Peter and take time to enjoy our snacks in the traditional cafes.

Includes: 1 or 2 nights accommodation + Breakfast + Visit to Valverde

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Aromatics route

The characteristics of the soils of Serra d’Aire and Candeeiros Natural Park are conducive to the existence of a wide variety of aromatic and medicinal plants, from which we best know and use on a day-to-day activities (such as rosemary or oregano) to species less known, such as St. John’s wort. The harvest of these plants is an ancient custom in the region and knowledge on these important plants have passed from generation to generation.

Includes: 1 or 2 nights accommodation + Breakfast + Aromatic and medicinal plants observation route + meal cooked with aromatic plants

Price: Consult us

Orchids route

The Serra d’Aire and Candeeiros Natural Park is rich in wild orchids, with 27 species identified from the 55 that exist in Portugal. These protected species bloom between March and June, under natural conditions offered by calcareous soils. It’s really in the middle of the rocks, in less crowded places, where these plants like to display their beautiful colors and delicate forms. Come see this spectacle of nature! (activity carried out only between March and July)

Includes: 1 or 2 nights accommodation + Breakfast + Wild orchids observation route

Price: Consult us

Mushrooms routes

Mushrooms are an excellent food, either by different flavors, either for their properties. Today, cultivated mushrooms can be consumed in total quality assurance and food security throughout the year and retaining most of the characteristics of wild mushrooms. Meet the production of mushrooms in a controlled environment of the Serra da Lua and then you can enjoy a delicious meal accompanied by mushrooms.

Includes: 1 or 2 nights accommodation + Breakfast + Visit to “Serra da Lua Mushrooms” + meal cooked with mushrooms

Preço: Consult us

O Pátio do Judeu - Welcome

The Patio do Judeu offers accommodation combining the best of rustic style with a touch of refinement and modernity. Once a family home with a curious associated legend, the building was renovated and expanded, with 3 fully equipped apartments and 3 rooms with private bathroom.

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O Pátio do Judeu - How to get here

GPS: 39°27’36.2″N 8°51’25.9″W


Take A1 towards Aveiras de Cima exit, take the N366 road, follow the Ic2 and exit at Rio Maior, take the N361 road, next to the Rio Maior Fire Department roundabout and continue to Alcanede, at the traffic lights turn left following the road N362 until Valverde.

Take A1 towards the exit of Leiria. Take IC2 in the direction of Porto de Mós, and then take the EN362 in the direction of Santarém to Valverde.

O Pátio do Judeu - Contacts

Rua Principal EN 362 N11 – Valverde 2025-201 Alcanede, Santarém
+351 243 400 012