Casas do Juízo — Peacefulness and Tradition

tabuleta Casas do Juízo Portugal sign

My stay at Casas do Juízo, near Pinhel, Portugal, happened at the end of last year, at the time of an ABVP – Portuguese Travel Bloggers Association get together. Still, I was saving the introductions for this summer. It’s like I was guessing it since the pandemic caused by COVID-19 makes this a perfect place to maintain social distance.

Casas do Juízo are located in a village of the same name — Aldeia do Juízo —, a small town that was on the verge of almost abandonment. But the owners decided to renovate it and develop this rural tourism.

Casas do Juízo Portugal accommodation alojamento

What I like most about this place is that, although it has all the facilities of excellent accommodation, it didn’t ignore its roots. On the contrary, it embraced them and made them one of its greatest attractions.

Casas do Juízo includes eight rustic houses, many of them favoring stone, ranging from T0 to T4, perfect for families.

Casas do Juízo Portugal accommodation alojamento
Casas do Juízo Portugal accommodation alojamento

In my case, I stayed at Casa do Palheiro. A bedroom with a couple bed, a sofa bed, and a bathroom (prepared for people with reduced mobility). Everything on the ground floor. With stairs leading to the upper level, there’s a kitchen/living room in a mezzanine style.

It was perfect! An ample space, with air conditioning, super comfortable and cozy even though we are in the heart of Guarda, and it was cold when I was there.

vista das Casas do Juízo Portugal view

Lots of things to do at Casas do Juízo

In total, Casas do Juízo only takes 30 people, who also have at their disposal a covered outdoor pool, a small farm with animals, and a greenhouse. There’s also a village tavern and an oil press house that has transformed into a small museum space.

Casas do Juízo Portugal accommodation alojamento
the green house and the pool house
Casas do Juízo Portugal accommodation alojamento
Casas do Juízo Portugal accommodation alojamento
vinhas vineyards
Casas do Juízo Portugal accommodation alojamento
Casas do Juízo Portugal accommodation alojamento
If you visit Casas do Juízo, ask the locals about this water pipe

The accommodation itself organizes various activities for guests. You can go on a picnic with traditional snacks, make sweets, and homemade bread, participate in agricultural activities or stroll through cattle trails or to the Carrascal do Juízo.

Casas do Juízo Portugal accommodation alojamento
Homem a semear - Men throwing seeds
Detalhe da Natureza distrito da Guarda Portugal

In addition to the village being super quiet and rustic, other attractions are within a small distance. Casas do Juízo are located at the intersection between the Route of the Historical Villages of Portugal, and the Great Route of the Vale do Côa. It’s only a 30-minute drive to the Vale do Côa Archaeological Park.

I hope you enjoyed this accommodation suggestion and can wait to hear what you think of it.

trilho aldeias históricas - historical villages trail
Tabuleta Castelo Rodrigo sign

Follow the map to Casas do Juízo

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This may well be one of the great accommodation options for this summer. If you like peace, Portuguese tradition, nature, and history close at hand, take a look at Casas do Juízo, in Portugal.

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