Formerly a 12th century Cistercian monastery, Pousada Santa Maria de Bouro is near Amares in the Minho region of Northern Portugal. Facilities include restaurant, bar, terrace, swimming pool, snooker, family games, and parking.
Situated between the historic town of Braga and Peneda Ger�s National Park it is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Minho region.
This idyllic setting is surrounded by luxuriant fields and vineyards where the famous Vinho Verde wine is produced. The beautiful architecture of the �Pousada� ensures a peaceful and utterly relaxing stay.
Approximately 15Km away is the ancient town of Braga - the religious capital of Portugal - with many fine churches, the most important of which is the S� (Cathedral), originally built in the 11th century. 4Km East of Braga is the church of Bom Jesus do Monte. This church is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Its stunning baroque staircase of over 1,000 steps is an iconic attraction. To experience probably the most beautiful countryside in Portugal, a visit to Peneda Ger�s National Park is a must. Activities available in this area include bird watching, hunting, river fishing, horse riding, bicycle tours, 4 wheel driving, water sports, shooting range, paintball, etc.