Pousada Mosteiro Amares


Surrounded by lush fields and vineyards, where the famous Vinho Verde wine is produced, this quite exceptional Pousada is situated in the village of Bouro in the beautiful Minho region of northern Portugal between the historic city of Braga – the religious capital of Portugal – and the stunning Peneda Gerês National Park. Originally a 12th-century Cistercian monastery, Santa Maria do Bouro has been charmingly modernised by the award-winning Portuguese architect, Souto Moura. It has retained its character of monastic serenity but now offers a high degree of comfort and tasteful modern décor, including a particularly inviting swimming pool in the adjoining garden, which is open during the summer. The complex is complete with a historic church and a unique restaurant set in the old kitchen of the Monastery. It is a delightful, relaxing base from which to explore the many cultural sites of the Minho region.

How To Arrive

The Pousada Mostiero Amares is located Between the city of Braga (18 km) and the Gerês Mountain Range, 81 km north of Porto.


In a very peaceful setting, perfect for those who want to get away from it all. The Pousada is ideally located for visiting the many historic towns in the area and for sampling the famous Vinho Verde wine of the region.


  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Tennis courts
  • Free WiFi
  • Lift
  • Parking
  • Reading room
  • Game Room


  • Peneda Geres National Park 15 km - Portugal’s only national park.
  • Braga 15 km - The religious capital of Portugal - 900 year old Cathedral
  • The church of Born Jesus de Monte
  • Guimaraes 35 km - One of the most historical towns in Portugal, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Ponte de Lima 48 km - One of the oldest towns in Portugal (12th century)
  • Porto 76 km - On the Douro river, Portugal’s second city is steeped in history and is most famous for the internationally renowned port wine.
  • Viana do Castelo 70 km - Often described as the most beautiful city in Portugal

Nearest Paradores

  • Pousada Geres-Canicada 27 km
  • Pousada Guimaraes 36 km
  • Pousada Viana do Castelo 60 km
  • Pousada Porto 80 km

Room Types & Prices

CLASSIC ROOM – From € 110.00 / night

CLASSIC FAMILY – From € 110.00 / night

SUPERIOR ROOM – From € 117.00 / night

STANDARD SUITE – From € 144.00 / night

LARGE FAMILY – From € 179.00 / night