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The Pou­sada was con­structed on five split lev­els, con­nected by wind­ing stairs, and stone steps from the ter­race to the swim­ming pool and spe­cial func­tion room.

Both ex­te­ri­ors and in­te­ri­ors re­veal the build­ing’s Ibe­rian her­itage. The win­dows of the restau­rants and cen­tral build­ing are shaped like high arches, and the 12 suites look out through glass doors un­der eye­brow arches to bal­conies and sur­round­ing seascape.

Among these build­ings is the small chapel built in the Barra Fort in 1740, and ded­i­cated to St. James, the saint adopted by the Por­tuguese army at that time. Ac­cord­ing to leg­end, the statue of St. James was be­lieved to pa­trol the grounds at night. In the morn­ing, sol­diers would dis­cover mud on the statue’s boots, and so a sol­dier was as­signed to pol­ish them ev­ery day. It is said that the saint would hit lazy sol­diers on the head, and to this day, this myth is still cel­e­brated at the Chapel on July 25 ev­ery year.

The chapel was ren­o­vated 1978 and has since be­come an im­por­tant landmark. It ad­joins Pou­sada de São Ti­ago’s re­cep­tion area and cock­tail lounge.

Con­fer­ence rooms, out­door swim­ming pool, out­door ter­race, on-site chapel, four din­ing op­tions, free WiFi.

It is sit­u­ated at the tip of the Ma­cau Penin­sula along the tree-lined Praia Grande Bay. The prop­erty is only five min­utes away from the his­toric A-Ma Tem­ple, Mar­itime Mu­seum and Chapel of Our Lady of Penha.

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