Set on the highest place of the old fortified area of Valença, near the Spanish border, this Pousada enjoys a magnificent view over Spain, the peaceful river Minho and the ancient village walls. Its cuisine delicacies are among the best of the Minho regional traditions.
The ancient little town of Valença do Minho lies on commanding heights above the left bank of the River Minho, Miño in Spanish, which here forms the frontier between Spain and Portugal (frontier crossing). Nowadays there is hardly any sense of the past rivalry between the two states and there is a lively cross border traffic between Valença do Minho and Tui on the other side of the river.
The Spaniards come to Valença do Minho chiefly to purchase cloth goods, especially terry toweling. The old core of Valença do Minho is enclosed by the ramparts of its massive walls. Although the town was always strongly fortified, the present Fortaleza, or fort, is 17th C., in the Vauban style.
From various points on the walls there are superb views over the "new" town, some way below, the Minho valley and the mountains of Galicia.
Narrow alleys between whitewashed house crisscross the old town, and this is where the textile shops can be found.
Buildings worth seeing are the Capela de Sao Sebastião, the late 13th C. Igreja de Santa Maria dos Anjos, and the Igreja Matriz, which was founded as a collegiate church by João I in about 1400.
In the Magistral Square, there are 7 towers (Lapa, da Esperança, Nossa Senhora do Faro, S. Francisco, Senhora do Socorro, Senhora do Carmo and S.João). The two enclosed spaces are separated by these doors called Portas do Meio and a fixed bridge.
The Pousada S. Teotónio has 18 rooms.The rooms have the following equipment:
12 rooms have a great views (River Minho and Mountain). Two of the rooms are non smoking.
Every single wednesday, we have a buffet with unique and traditional codfish recipes, as the Portuguese cookery offers a thousand ways to taste it. The buffet includes dishes like the typical Codfish Turnovers, Grilled Codfish in Olive Oil, among many others, as well as a Desert Buffet and coffee.
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Your reservation is guaranteed to have the best rate available on the Internet. If you find within 24 hours of booking a lower rate for our pousadas on another website for the same room type, dates, and payment requirements we will match this rate.
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*Rates are valid up to 9 rooms, vary according to the pousada availability and variation of the best available rate, please double check rates when booking.
(A) New Year - From 28/12/13 to 01/01/14 Same Rates as From the 01/08 to 14/09/14
(A) Easter - From 17/04/14 to 19/04/14 Same Rates as From the 01/08 to 14/09/14
Single Occupancy - 10.00€ discount
Cancellations: First night will be charged if reservation is cancelled less than 48 hours prior to arrival date. No-Shows: Entire stay will be charged.