Pousada Santa Marinha

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The Pousada Santa Marinha
a former 12 century Augustinian monastery - sits majestically on a hill overlooking the historical centre of Guimar„es. This luxury hotel has won national awards for the incredible restoration that has been accomplished.

It is surrounded by superb gardens that contain a rare combination of plants and trees, as well as a man-made lake. The building itself is rich with Portuguese glazed tiles, elegant cloisters, and wonderful terraces that look down over the city and valley below. The wonderful tiles (azulejos) represent a beautiful set of pictures of the life in Portugal in the 18th century;  banquets, shepherds, elephant and wild boar hunting, games, concerts, fishing practices, and are truly remarkable.


Pousada Santa Marinha public areas


Pousada dining room & outdoor seating

The true history of this location are lost in the mists of time. There are signs of Roman occupation - and Moorish - as well as pagan remains from the 1st century.

Several architectural elements remain from various of these eras. The typically Moorish-Arabic door a well preserved  masterpiece of elegance, serenity and harmony. Several signs of the Romanesque, Gothic and Classic architecture can be seen around the main building - dating back to the 7th century.

All-in-all, this Pousada is indeed one of the very special places in all of Portugal. Take any opportunity to visit this unique place - you will forever after want nothing more than to return again!


Pousada Santa Marinha pool



Pousada Santa Marinha quarters

All rooms at Pousada Santa Marinha have;

Cable TV
Hair drier
Bathing gowns
Landscape surroundings



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