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The Pousada

The Pousada at night

This Pousada is lo longer sold through Pestana Group.

The Pousada de Guimarães - Nossa Sra. da Oliveira is located in the medieval historical centre of Guimarães, traditionally known as the birthplace of the Portuguese nation. This Pousada is part of the liveliness of the city, helping to reflect its century old traditions. Staying at this Pousada and walking through the narrow streets that lead to the castle and to the Palace of the Dukes, is like discovering the history of Portugal.

History of Guimarães:

Although is essentially a medieval town, Guimarães has its origins in the distant 10th century. It was at this time that the Countess Mumadona Dias, widow of Hemengildo Mendes ordered the construction of a monastery which became the focal point of the settlement. For its defense she ordered a Castle to be built on a hill a short distance away, thus creating a second nucleus of development.

The Pousada at night

Later the monastery acquired great importance due to the privileges and donations bestowed on it by kings and nobility. It became a famous centre for pilgrimage attracting the prayers and promises of the faithful drawn from all quarters. While the town continued to grow inside the walls which were erected to defend it, the orders of poor friars arrived in Guimarães and made their contribution in shaping the town. The twin nuclei subsequently merged into one, so that by the 15th century the lay-out of the city within the walls had been established. Although there would still be construction of various churches, monasteries and palaces and the creation of the Misericordia Square (now João Franco Square), its alignment would not be significantly altered. It was from the end of the 19th century, with the advent of new ideas on public health and town planning, that Guimarães, raised to the status of city in 1853 by Queen D. Maria II, would undergo major changes.

The demolition of the city walls was authorised and encouraged. New squares such as Largo de Carmo (today Martins Sarmento square) and Largo Condessa de Juncal were opened, as well as new streets and avenues. Later the Colina da Fundação was landscaped and the Alameda was created. However, almost everything was done in harmony with the conservation of its historic town heart.


One of the rooms of the Pousada

10 Rooms and 6 Suites is the capacity of this Pousada.

The rooms have the following equipment:


Specialty Restaurant Menu
Specialty Restaurant Menu


The Pousada at night
at the Pousada
outside the Pousada
Fairs and Markets:


Pousada Road sign Guimarães, birthplace of Portugal, is located in the northwestern part of the country, 55 km from Oporto.
Interesting Places:
Nearest Pousadas:
The Pousada
The Pousada


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.
  Prices in Euros per Double room, per night including breakfast and taxes
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Standard 140.00 140.00 90.00 90.00 140.00 140.00 170.00 170.00 140.00 140.00

*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.

Single Occupancy - 10.00€ discount
Extra Bed: Children (0-2 years old) - Free
Extra Bed: Children (3-12 years old) - Plus 15% on room rates
Extra Bed: Children (above 12 years old) - Plus 30% on room rates

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.


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