Pousada de Guimarães, Santa Marinha
On a small hillside with stunning horizons, the Pousada de Santa Marinha towers majestically, a relic of the golden times of monasteries.
Following tradition, the monastery would have been handed to the Canons Regular (priests) of Santo Agostinho (1154) by the queen D. Mafalda, wife of Dom Afonso Henriques.
A result of the restoration of the twelfth century Monastery of Agostinhos
In the city of Guimarães, the Culture Capital of Europe 2012, you find the majestic Pousada de Santa Marinha, National Award of Architecture in 1985. The Pousada is a result of the restoration of the Monastery dos Agostinhos from the twelfth century. It is around 2 km from the historical centre of the city (classified as a Heritage Site by UNESCO).
The Pousada de Santa Marinha is a fantastic escape, where tranquillity is an absolute certainty. Possessing a magnificent view of Guimarães and considered the cradle city a cultural capital in 2012, where the first king of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques was born.
Through a painstaking restoration work by Portuguese architect Fernando Távora, the now Pousada, was born in 1975 resulting in the perfect union of historical past with contemporary comfort.
Apparently it was ordered to be erected by the founder of Guimarães, the Countess Mumadona, although some claim that it was D. Mafalda, wife of D. Afonso Henriques, who had it built, and gave it to the monks of the order of Santo Agostinho, who then changed it into a school of higher education.
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:
Renaissance; Medieval; Baroque
D. Afonso Henriques; Dom Manuel I; D. João III, Frei Carlos; Condessa Mumadona Dias; Hermenegildo Gonçalves; D. Antónia de Araújo Fernandes
Attractions of the Pousada:
Mozarabic Door; Tiles dating back to 1747; Fence; Garden
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