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Why should you visit A. Montesinho in low season?

The exciting journey in the region of Montesinho is even more special at a time when everything is so calm, so yours.

Have you ever imagined yourself escaping from routine, exploring the secrets that at this time decide to reveal themselves more naturally and get to know all the richness of the fauna and flora of the Natural Park of Montesinho?

The opportunities for trails are vast and surprising. Here, you will find waterfalls and paradisiacal scenarios, where the natural sounds lull you into a relaxing journey and connectivity with our essence.

In addition, the white of the snow leaves you in another dimension, with moments to record and remember later!
To top it off in beauty, our rooms are equipped with heating systems that make you comfortable and where you can contemplate nature naked in a warm and cozy space. All this, at affordable and inviting prices.
Escape from routine is to be happy, even in low season, in the region of tranquility and in the hotel resort that so desires.

Come visit A.Montesinho. We look forward to welcoming you!

crescimento turismo rural

The growth of rural tourism

New habits of consumption and experiences are leading more and more people to opt for rurality and contact with nature, rather than urban travel.

The traditional Festa dos Rapazes (or Mocidade, as it is called in Gimonde) is back!

A new year begins in the region of Terra Fria and the A. Montesinho recovers with it one of the most famous traditions of brigantine, where single boys, through rounds and loas (with an especially nocturnal character) go out into the streets masked and/or dressed as caretos, accompanied by musicians and butlers!

In terms of calendar, the Boys’ Festival usually begins in the cycle of the Winter Solstice, and is set from December 24th to January 6th.

The main objective? To wish ‘Happy Holidays’ and prosperity, going around the villages and doing the usual begging. A number of activities are integrated into these celebrations, such as the famous Midnight Mass, where the boys are the protagonists and the first to do the devotion to the Baby Jesus. Afterwards, they return to their ceremonies. Regarding the loas, these are usually narrative moments where events of the past year in the village are recounted, including caricatured episodes.

The festivities end with physical tests that have as their main objective to elect the butlers for the following year.

Between villages, the tradition undergoes some changes depending on customs and habits, but the essence and genesis of the party remains.

From the tradition itself, the ritual is considered to have the purpose of making the transition to adulthood, where, although the boys are the protagonists, the whole community is invited to participate.

Did you already know this tradition?
Live an experience with tradition!


New Covid measures applied to tourist accommodation

In view of the growth of the pandemic in Portugal, the Council of Ministers proceeded to the weekly reassessment of the incidence rate countywide.

From today, the tourist accommodation units have to require digital certificate of vaccination or negative COVID test, in the admission of customers. This measure applies to the entire national territory.

Thus, are admitted 4 types of tests to enjoy your holiday in A.Montesinho:

-PCR test, performed within the 72 hours prior to its presentation;
-Antigen test with laboratory report, performed within 48 hours prior to submission;
-Rapid antigen test in the modality of self-test, performed within the 24 hours prior to its presentation in the presence of a health or pharmaceutical professional who certifies its realization and its result. This option is subsidized by the State at 100% up to four tests per month/person. Check in your area of residence, the pharmacies available or schedule your test in one of the pharmacies in Bragança:
Farmácia Bem Saúde – Contact tlf: 273329341
Farmácia Vale D’Álvaro – Contact tlf: 273329720
-Rapid antigen test in the self-test modality, carried out on the spot, at the door of our establishment, under the verification of the persons in charge (we offer tests at a cost of 8 euros).

Children under 12 years of age are exempt from this process.

These are, for now, the only measures applied to the accommodation for the district of Bragança.
Visit Montesinho, safely. We are waiting for you!

casa turismo rural Gimonde Bragança

Interior do país é o destino de férias mais procurado

Depois do período de confinamento na semana de feriados foi aproveitada, por muitos, para gozar umas miniférias.

Reportagem emitida na SIC em 11-06-2020, sobre as mini férias no interior do país, realizada na A. Montesinho Turismo.

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Agradecemos aos nossos clientes que se disponibilizaram para esta entrevista, bem como à SIC Bragança, pela oportunidade de dar a conhecer Gimonde ao país e ao mundo.

Se o isolamento e a natureza já eram características diferenciadoras do turismo do interior, agora, mais do que nunca, são uma oportunidade para captar quem procura passar férias em segurança neste tempo de pandemia.

Faça já a sua reserva e venha desfrutar da calma, natureza e gastronomia do interior de Portugal.

A. Montesinho booking

todos os estabelecimentos de alojamento da A. Montesinho Turismo têm desde hoje o selo Clean & Safe do Turismo de Portugal.

Selo Clean & Safe

Turismo de Portugal launched the digital platform “Clean & Safe”, where all the information related to the establishments, services and adhering activities is gathered, where they are located and which hygiene and sanitary safety requirements they have committed to complish.

The website, available in Portuguese and English, also allows the assessment, by the tourists themselves, of the degree of confidence in the performance of companies and entities with regard to compliance with the requirements of the Seal, in an appeal to the responsibility of all for safer tourism.

Customer evaluation will be one of the indicators used by Turismo de Portugal to carry out random surveys of participating companies and services, in conjunction with the competent authorities and associations representing the activities covered.

For this purpose, customers can use the following QR Code.


QR code clean & safe

To classify our units you can do it directly at:

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Casa do Lúpulo:

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manifesto viajante responsável

Responsible Traveler’s Manifesto

Do you already know the Responsible Traveler’s Manifesto?

We all know that we must take care of the planet. Today, more than ever, this issue is on the agenda, and efforts must be made to ensure that we all contribute to responsible tourism.

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