Pousada do Gerês - Amares, Sta. Maria do Bouro
At the heart of the Minho region, Amares offers a selection of wines with an enchanting flavour, fresh to the touch and pallet which unites the splendours of the region.
A visit to the Peneda Gerês National Park is a must, taking the route around the Barragens de Vilarinho das Furnas, Salamonde and Caniçada. The Minho region is a genuine cultural treasure that will certainly enchant any visitor.
A remarkable work by architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, award winner of the 2011 Pritzker prize
On the road from Braga to Gerês the Pousada de Amares emerges, Santa Maria do Bouro is a result of the restoration of a twelfth century Cistercian Monastery, one of the more characteristic of this period in Portugal, of a remarkable work by architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, awarded the Pritzker award in 2011, the highest award in the architectural world.
This fantastic hotel in Gerês, surrounded by stunning gardens, has been extensively restored and adapted for modern times, has been transformed into a temple of peace.
The Pousada de Amares is located mere minutes from the National Park of Peneda Gerês, where you can enjoy the experience of a lifetime immersed in the stunning environment. The Pousada is only a few kilometres from the city of Braga, one of the focal religious points in Portugal, known for its baroque churches, splendid eighteenth century houses and elaborate parks and gardens.
Valença do Minho
Exhibition - " The Artistic and Cultural Life in Valença in the 19th and 20th Centuries"
From 9/20/2013 to 12/31/2013
From 10/1/2013 to 12/31/2013
Date of the Building:
Twelfth Century Monastery
Religious, Romanic, Mannerist, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassic and Contemporary
D. Edme de Saulieau; Afonso Henriques; D.Sebastião; Cardeal D. Henrique; D. João IV
Eduardo Souto de Moura
Attractions of the Pousada:
The Statues of São Bernardo Statues, Virgem da Assunção, S. Bento, the Four Evangelists and S. Luis - King of France, the Five statues of the Kings of Portugal (Count D. Henrique; the D. Afonso Henriques; the D. Sebastião; the Cardinal-Infante D. Henrique; João IV); the early church, Sacristy lined with tiles from the eighteenth century.
Certificate of Exellence 2012
Pousada do Gerês - Amares, Santa Maria do Bouro