Pousada Mosteiro Guimarães

Description

Approximately 1 km from the historical centre of Guimarães, set on a hill overlooking the city, stands the majestic Santa Marinha Pousada. This 12th-century Augustinian convent/monastery was given to the Church by Dona Alfalda, wife of the first king of Portugal. It retains many original features, including its decorative façade, but it has now been transformed into a most impressive 51-room hotel. There is a formal garden, a lake, a terrace with granite fountains, cloisters, a grotto and a swimming pool. In 1985 the restored building was awarded the National Architectural Prize.

How To Arrive

The Pousada is 55 km north east of Porto Airport, 3 km from Guimarães Railway Station and 2 km from Guimarães town centre.

Location

The overlooks the town of Guimarães and is within walking distance of the medieval centre. Guimarães was Portugal’s first capital city and the birthplace of the first King of Portugal and is known as “the cradle of the Nation”. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site with many historical sites. Just 9 km away is the Celtic settlement of Citania de Briteiros dating from 400 BC with over 150 dwellings.

Amenities

  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor pool
  • Lift
  • Free wireless internet access in public areas
  • Business Centre
  • 24h reception
  • Parking

Activities

  • Braga 22 km - The religious capital of Portugal – sights include a 900 year old Cathedral in the town centre and Bom Jesus do Monte Church
  • Amarante 52 km - A beautiful town on the banks of the Tamega River.
  • Porto 61 km - Located on the Douro River estuary, Portugal’s second city is steeped in history and is most famous for its renowned port wine.
  • Ponte de Lima 63 km - One of the oldest towns in Portugal
  • Viana do Castelo 84 km - Often described as the most beautiful Portuguese city, it offers historical architecture surrounded by areas of stunning natural beauty.

Nearest Paradores

  • Pousada de Amares 36 km
  • Pousada de Geres-Canicada 41km
  • Pousada de Marao 55km
  • Pousada de Viana do Castelo 95km

Room Types & Prices

CLASSIC ROOM – from € 110.00 / night

CLASSIC FAMILY – from € 115.00 / night

SUPERIOR ROOM – from € 130.00 / night

SUPERIOR FAMILY – from € 135.00 / night

DOUBLE SUPERIOR HISTORIC – from € 135.00 / night

STANDARD SUITE – from € 155.00/ night

MASTER SUITE – from € 185.00 / night