In the charming city of Guimarães, near Portugal’s booming port city of Porto, you’ll find a historic and fantastically well-appointed hotel – Pousada Mosteiro Guimarães.
Housed in an ancient monastery that once belonged to Queen Mafalda, wife of King Afonso Henriques, this 12th Century building has been reimagined and turned into a beautiful hotel by Pestana’s “Pousadas de Portugal” brand.
The monastery sits on the slopes of a hill overlooking the town of Guimarães.
Only a 10-minute drive to the center, you are in the heart of it all, yet far enough removed to have a little peace and quiet.
The property features comfortable and cozy rooms with views of the valley, expansive gardens that back-up to a wooded area behind the hotel and a stunning pool area that is perfect for summer relaxation.
This property is wonderful in all seasons as there is something to see and do no matter what time of year.
A hotel with a story like that of Mosteiro de Guimarães speaks to those who are interested in the history and legends behind the city they are here to explore.
Anyone can choose a “nice” hotel, but when one offers visitors the opportunity to sleep between walls that are over 900 years old, how can you choose to stay anywhere else?