Norte - Norte - Braga - - The Pousada de Amares in Santa Maria do Bouro is a hotel near Amares with a difference, as it is located in fully restored 12th century Cistercian monastery. Portugal's Minho province is famed for its lush river valleys, forested hillsides, historic villages, country markets and festivals where you can experience this rural area's age-old traditions. You can also go hiking in the Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês, Portugal's only national park, or visit the spas in Caldas do Gerês. Home to a group of Cistercian monks up until 1834, the Pousada de Santa Maria do Bouro Hotel is a beautiful monastery built in a simple and pure style that reflects the Cistercian's strict and austere religiosity. Guests will be impressed by the monastery's enchanting cloister, made up of rows of round arches supported by Tuscan columns, its large refectory and majestic medieval church, the decoration of which dates back largely to the 18th century. The Pousada de Amares Hotel in Santa Maria do Bouro offers guests all of the facilities of a modern luxury hotel, including a gourmet restaurant where you can try a superb range of regional specialities, bar, an outdoor swimming pool for children and adults. Moreover, the monastery's large refectory and peaceful surroundings are an ideal venue for a wedding, a conference or a corporate retreat, and there are 2 smaller rooms that are fully equipped for meetings too.
Situation voir en grand