The romantic Hotel Pousada de Amares – Santa Maria do Bouro is located between Braga and the Gerês Mountains. Housed in and old monastery, the hotel offers a naturally historic atmosphere. Mixed with modern design, a unique ambience is created for an unforgettable vacation in northern Portugal The History of the Hotel in Portugal
The origins of the monastery, which now houses the Hotel Pousada de Amares – Santa Mario do Bouro, remain uncertain. Records trace the history of the historic hotel back into the 12th century. The name of the historic hotel comes from the order of Mosteiro Santa Maria de Bouro, which resided in the monastery. The building was constructed in a quiet remote place, according to the custom of the time after the Benedictine Order was reformed by Robert of Molesme, who decreed a return to asceticism. Today, the guests of Pousada de Amares benefit from the remote location of the romantic hotel. Up away from the hectic tourist resorts of Portugal, here time seems to stand still. Could there be a better place to get away and enjoy a sunny vacation? Historic and Romantic Atmosphere
The monastery of Santa Maria de Bouro grew fairly wealthy, which is still visible in the architecture of the complex. It wasn’t always that way, however. After the monastery was closed in 1834, many of the buildings of the modern Pousada de Amares – Santa Mario do Bouro were neglected. In the 20th century, the complex was bought up and carefully renovated. The result is a historic and romantic hotel, which is second to none. Huge polished granite stones make up the walls of the monastery. The numerous arched vaulted ceilings, supported by strong stone columns, make an impressive sight. Several statues of saints and old shields remind you of the rich history of the Hotel Pousada de Amares. A few modern elements have been integrated into the interior design to relax the strict setting of the monastery, and to create a special charm in the Portugal hotel.
The same goes for the terrific restaurant of the Hotel Pousada de Amares – Santa Maria do Bouro. The old historic walls of the hotel are combined with modern furnishings here as well, without disturbing the rustic setting. Typical dishes from the region are served, which are also renown and loved outside of the walls of the Pousada de Amares – Santa Mario do Bouro!