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Monastery of Santa Marinha da Costa

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Monastery of Santa Marinha da Costa
Location Largo Domingos Leite de Castro
4810-038 GUIMARÃES
District:Braga
County :Guimarães
Parish:Costa
Contacts Tel:253511249
Fax:253514459
Email:recepcao.stamarinha@pousadas.pt

Located in the slope of Penha mountain, surrounded by a lush park with cascades, this monastery is nowadays a Pousada, a project conceived by architect Fernando Távora. Even though its origins date back to the 12th century, the monastery’s most important legacy was carried out in the 16th century during its reconstruction. The Baroque church with Mozarab roots and rather uncommon dimensions has a lavishly ornamented façade and a rococo Neoclassical interior. The veranda and the view from Varanda de São Jerónimo cannot be missed. The main chapel’s vault and the cloister leading to the Chapter Room through the stairs are remarkable. The 18th century storytelling tiles that cover the walls, the choir, the pulpit, the organ, and the gilt carved wood deserve a closer look.

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Present Use: Pousada da Enatur (Country Inn)

Year of construction: XII Century

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MORE INFORMATION

Present Use: Pousada da Enatur (Country Inn)

Year of construction: XII Century

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

Localização Largo Domingos Leite de Castro
4810-038 GUIMARÃES
Distrito:Braga
County:Guimarães
Parish:Costa
Contactos Tel:253511249
Fax:253514459
Email:recepcao.stamarinha@pousadas.pt

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

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