Nearby: Pousada Santa Maria do Bouro
It is not only in the urban area that Braga stands out, but also in places that surround it. In this case, we’re referring to a historic “pousada” or inn, located on a beautiful drive between Braga and the Gerês. Here, one dreams slowly and lives life calmly. In light of its past, the inn is the result of the restoration of a Cistercian monastery from the 12th century – the Santa Maria do Bouro Convent.
Its restoration was done by the architect Eduardo Souto Moura, winner of the Pritzker in 2011.
This pousada-hotel, located near the Gerês, is surrounded by a heavenly, quiet and verdant landscape, leading any and every visitor to a well deserved rest.
From this point, you can enjoy and visit the Peneda-Gerês National Park and all its natural surroundings.
Besides a lot of peace and lovely rooms, the inn offers a restaurant, bar and terrace, a tennis court and outdoor swimming pools for adults and children.
Some of the pousada’s other attractions include: the Statues of St. Bernardo, Assumption of the Virgin Mary, St. Benedict, Four Evangelists and St. Louis – King of France; 5 statues of the Kings of Portugal (Conde D. Henrique, D. Afonso Henriques, D. Sebastião, Cardeal-Infante D. Henrique, João IV); a Primitive Church; a Sacristy lined with tiles from the 18th century.
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