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Holidays in a monastery

Pousada de Santa Maria do Bouro, more commonly known as Pousada Mosteiro Amares it is located in Amares, between the city of Braga and the Serra do Gerês

The Pousada is the result of the restoration of a Cistercian Monastery from the 12th century, a work of distinguished architect, Eduardo Souto de Moura, winner of the 2011 Pritzker Prize, the most important worldwide architecture prize. 

The Pousada is located only 17 minutes from Peneda Gerês National Park and is enveloped in fascinating scenery. During your stay, you can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and leave your vehicle in the car park, where there is an electric vehicle charging station. For dining, we offer a restaurant and a bar with a fantastic fireplace, great for lighter meals on winter days. 

The rooms are welcoming and comfortable, furnished in the name of Siza Vieira and equipped with cable TV and free Wi-Fi.
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  • This building has been classified as a National Heritage site;
  • It was converted by architect Eduardo Souto Moura, who was awarded the Pritzker prize in 2011;
  • Close to Braga, the country’s 3rd largest economic centre and the 2018 European Sports Capital;
  • Close to the Peneda Gerês National Park (PNPG);


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Swimming Pool
  • Parking
  • Dogs allowed
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Reconnecting Body, Mind, Spirit & Nature Retreat

Many of us live blocked and hostage to external and internal constraints, not exercising the freedom we have to be who we want to be. This retreat is a proposal to reconnect with our most intimate being, through the integration of body, mind, spirit and nature.

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The little ones don’t pay!

As children are welcome, we offer free accommodation for children up to 12 years old when they share their parents’ room, up to a maximum of 2 children.

Northern Portugal Itinerary

Discovering Northern Portugal is like travelling through time. It means visiting world heritage cities and discovering traditions and ancient sites. It also means breathing the fresh air of national parks and exploring the unique nature and landscapes. For more information call 808 252 252 or click on the link below!

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Circuit around Northern Portugal

Start from the birthplace of the nation and head to Viana do Castelo. Next comes Gerês with Peneda-Gerês National Park. We head to Santa Maria do Bouro and Amares to enjoy its beautiful monastery. We return to Guimarães and end this circuit where everything began. For further information, call 808 252 252 or click on the link below!

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Hospitality and Charm

Experience the unique hospitality and charm of the northern region of Portugal. After the Pousada Mosteiro Guimarães we head for Gerês. The high point is the Peneda-Gerês National Park. We head to Viana do Castelo. Located at the top of Monte de Santa Luzia. For further information, call 808 252 252 or click on the link below!

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Largo do Terreiro - Santa Maria do Bouro , 4720-633 , Amares Get directions Phone (+351) 253 371 970

N.º RNET 1537


  • Check-in at Pousada Mosteiro Amares is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.
  • Breakfast options include Buffet.
  • Pousada Mosteiro Amares has 1 restaurant: Antiga Cozinha do Mosteiro de Amares.
  • Yes, this hotel has an outdoor swimming pool.
  • Pousada Mosteiro Amares offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    Outdoor Pool
    Game Room
    Water Sports
    Bird Watching
    Bike Rides
    Horse Rides
  • Yes, guests have access to the swimming pool, a walking trail around the Abbey and the possibility of hiring bicycles during their stay.

  • Nearby attractions include Santuário de São Bento da Porta Aberta, Santuário de Nossa Senhora da Abadia, Baloiço and Miradouro de S. Pedro Fins, Aldeia and Baloiço do Urjal.

  • Yes, free parking is available to guests.
  • With Pestana Guest Club you can enjoy the following advantages and many others:

    From 10 accumulated points for each 1€ spent
    From 10% discount on the value of stay
    10% discount on restaurants and bars

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