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Relais & Châteaux Property Spotlight: Fortaleza do Guincho

The view alone is worth the visit. This luxurious Portuguese property is perched dramatically on a cliff overlooking the wave-swept shores of Cabo da Rocha, continental Europe’s most westerly point, with sandy beaches and the deep blue Atlantic stretching as far as the eye can see. 

But the Fortaleza do Guincho is much more than just pretty scenery.

History and luxury meet in perfect harmony here. Originally built as a fortress in the 17th century, the resort has been sumptuously renovated as a premium five-star hotel, as famous for its luxurious furnishings and endless outdoor activities as it is for that spectacular view over Guincho Beach.

And don’t forget its Michelin-starred restaurant, widely considered one of the best in Portugal. Helmed by the illustrious chef Antoine Westermann, who earned three Michelin stars with his Le Buerehiesel restaurant in Strasbourg, Fortaleza do Guincho Restaurant and Bar combines the elegance of French cuisine with the ingredients and traditions of Portugal. The award-winning wine list, with more than 800 choices, is reason enough to pull up a seat here.

This is a truly exceptional combination of fine dining, exquisite accommodation and a thrilling setting. Visit www.hotelfortalezadoguincho.com for more information.

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