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Pousada de Guimarães, Santa Marinha

  • Largo Domingos Leite de Castro Map It
  • Lugar da Costa
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Successful blend of historical setting and modern comfort
  • Stunning tile panels alone worth a visit


  • Out of town
  • Limited facilities

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

This pousada is in a 12th-century monastery that was founded by the wife of Dom Afonso Henriques to honor the patron saint of pregnant women. Antiques and extraordinary azulejo panels fill the public areas, and some guest rooms used to be monks' cells. These are complemented by a prize-winning modern wing. The stone dining room serves regional dishes; the rojões á Minhota (pork simmered and served with pickled vegetables) is delicious; sop up the sauce with broa (corn bread). A fitting dessert is toucinho do céu: literally "bacon from heaven" but actually an egg-and-almond pudding. There's a children's playground and games room and a range of outdoor activities.

Hotel Information


Largo Domingos Leite de Castro, Lugar da Costa, Braga, 4810-011, Portugal

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Website: www.pousadas.pt

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 49 rooms, 2 suites
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 12/10/2015

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