The rural province of Minho in northwestern Portugal is one of the most traditional regions of Portugal. It is home to the two oldest cities: Guimarães, the 1st capital, and Braga, the country's main religious center. It was here that Afonso Henriques proclaimed himself the country's first king. The valleys produce the characteristic "vinhos verdes" or "green wines," an example of the typical rural economy. Besides the strong alternation between rugged mountains and charming villages, you will be amazed by the exceptional hospitality inherent in this region....
This hotel is open all year round.
There are 32 rooms.
Earliest check-in is from 3 pm. Latest check-out is at noon.
From 200 euros.
All rooms are comfortably furnished and have air conditioning, heating, telephone, minibar, satellite TV and bathroom with bath/shower and toilet. All rooms feature panoramic views.
The standard suite is our favourite.
Relax by the outdoor pool with loungers and parasols.
The hotel has an excellent location for numerous interesting excursions: Braga with its historic center, at 6 km the world famous Santuário de Bom Jesus do Monte and its impressive "Stairway of the 5 Senses". The beautiful town of Guimarães where it is wonderful to stroll around the maze of streets and squares. The beautiful village of Amarante, the fishing district of Póvoa de Varzim or the lively seaside resort of Viana do Castelo. At the hotel you can play tennis and snooker. In the area there are several sporting opportunities such as golf, hunting, river fishing, cycling, 4x4. Make sure to go hiking in the natural park of Peneda Gerês at 18 km.
Children of all ages are welcome.
Taste the torta de laranja de Amares, this orange cake is typical of the region and has a very fresh, slightly sweet flavour, ideal to end your dinner.
In the morning you will enjoy a typical Portuguese continental breakfast buffet with local specialties. In the restaurant you can choose from a variety of regional dishes and typical desserts.
Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the Pousada is just 17 minutes from Peneda Gerês National Park and 18 km from the city centre of Braga.
Porto airport is 68 km away.
There is free private parking.
This beautiful pousada is a successful restoration of a 12th century Cistercian monastery, one of the most characteristic of Portuguese architecture. The serene monastic atmosphere combined with contemporary comfort, make this pousada the perfect base for exploring the beautiful Minho region rich in culture and natural beauty.