This is one of the few Pousadas at present in the Azores Islands and it was opened in 2004. A 16th century fortress has been rebuilt to provide comfortable accommodation for guests. From its rooms visitors have a magnificent view of the impressive peak on nearby Pico Island. The town of Horta has been famous in history for its port facility and as far back as 1775 the explorer Captain Cook commented on its fine houses and gardens. The harbour is normally full of yachts and boats travelling between Europe and the Americas. There are twenty six rooms and two suites supported with a restaurant and bar.