Pousada Mosteiro Guimarães, Small Luxury Hotel
The Pousada Mosteiro Guimarães is a Small Luxury Hotel located in the city of Guimarães, in an ancient 12th-century Augustinian Monastery with fantastic views of the city.
It is a short distance from the historic city of Guimarães, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and 2 km from the shopping area. The Pousada offers free private parking on site.
In the summer, you can enjoy the esplanade and the outdoor swimming pool for both adults and children. It also has a playground, bar and a restaurant.
The rooms are equipped with modern amenities, each with unique decor and Wi-Fi access.
Whether you stay in a suite or a standard room, you will always have views of the city or the garden and cable TV.
RESTAURANTS AND SERVICES
Visit the Pousada do Mosteiro de Guimarães
gardens, extending over 8 hectares, including architectural and landscaping elements.
Enjoy a cocktail at the bar (located in the monastery's old kitchen with an enormous fireplace) or try local cuisine at the Dona Mafalda restaurant, located where the old cellars once were.
While at the Pousada, don't forget to visit the Igreja de Santa Marinha da Costa and its impressive decor.
In 1154 (12th century), D. Afonso Henriques' wife, D. Mafalda, turned the monastery over to the Canons Regular of Saint Augustine. This donation was made in honour of Saint Marinha, patron saint of mothers in labour. It is believed that the donation was made as a gesture of appreciation from the queen for having survived two complicated childbirths.
As the patron saint of the coast, D. Jaime, Duke of Bragança, declared the order extinct. In 1537, King D. João III established a school, so that his son D. Duarte (Archbishop Braga) could study here.
LOCATION AND DESTINATION
Guimarães is a city with medieval roots. Full of history and culture, known as the Berço de Portugal (the Cradle of Portugal), it was recognised as a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Visit the Largo de Martins Sarmento and Condessa do Juncal, the streets, the avenues, the Alameda (promenade) and the reconstruction of the Colina da Fundação. If you are looking for a journey full of history and legends, this is certainly the city for you.
Take the gondola up to Penha and enjoy the unforgettable panoramic views on the way.
Porto International Airport is 53 km away and Braga is 25 km away.
The Pousada de Guimarães offers 51 rooms. Of these, 2 are suites, 6 are historic superior rooms and 2 are master suites.