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Nature Tourism in A. Montesinho: a unique experience

Protected Area of Montesinho, located in the northeast of Portugal, is a true paradise for nature lovers and sustainable tourism enthusiasts. With its vast diversity of ecosystems and charming landscapes, this region offers a unique and enriching experience for visitors seeking tranquility and connection with nature.

  • Exceptional Biodiversity;
  • Outdoor Activities;
  • Local Gastronomy;
  • Sustainable Accommodation;
  • Culture and Tradition.

Nature tourism in the Protected Area of Montesinho provides a unique experience that combines natural beauty, local culture, and a commitment to environmental preservation. When visiting this region, tourists have the opportunity to connect with nature in an authentic and enriching way. This is an experience that will be engraved in the memory of any visitor seeking authenticity and natural beauty.

Yoga Retreat

Come and live a unique experience on a yoga retreat, with the aim of immersing body, mind and soul in a profound journey of self-knowledge and expansion of consciousness, through the practice of yoga and connection with nature.

Connecting with Nature: “The Unique Experiences of Eco-Resort Montesinho”

Situated at one of the entrances to the Montesinho Natural Park, in the village of Gimonde, the “Montesinho” group is located in the beautiful Transmontana region. This is one of Portugal’s most privileged regions in terms of protected areas, where nature and gastronomy stand out.

For those looking for a destination to spend a weekend, a week, or an extended holiday, the Montesinho Eco-resort is the best option. The estate offers extensive leisure areas where it’s possible to engage in sports activities promising to reconnect all guests with nature. Football, volleyball, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing, horseback riding, hunting, shooting, and hiking trails are noteworthy. Each guest can choose the activity that resonates most with them, spending time away from screens while reconnecting with the wonderful surrounding nature.

Engaging in activities in contact with nature brings various benefits for the body and human health. In the hustle and bustle of daily life and amid busy routines, nature is often set aside. However, it’s fundamental for the physical and psychological well-being of each individual not to forget this contact. Being in touch with nature provides the opportunity to slow down and relax while contemplating the natural beauty of captivating landscapes. Observing rivers, mountains, forests, and beaches helps reduce anxiety and stress levels and conveys a sense of peace and serenity. Hiking, observing every detail of wildlife, or simply feeling the wind and sun on your skin are experiences that help you connect with the present and alleviate daily tensions.

Having the possibility to reconnect with nature won’t only be advantageous in reducing anxiety or stress. This contact will assist the body in stimulating creativity, enhancing concentration, improving sleep, breathing, and vision, and will directly affect self-esteem and immunity.

Visiting the Montesinho Eco-resort is the perfect combination for those seeking a pleasant and relaxed holiday, ideal for solo travelers, couples, or families. With safe and relaxing activities to promote the bond between families and nature.

Bragança Festivities

On August 5th, the streets of Bragança are filled with excitement! Come experience the city and feel the contagious energy that fills it.

Get ready for a day of unparalleled fun and a night of rest and tranquility at A. Montesinho.

Make your reservation now and ensure unforgettable moments.

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A walk through the past: Discover the History and Culture of Gimonde

Come with us on a fascinating journey through the past, exploring the rich history and culture of the charming village of Gimonde. Located near the Montesinho Natural Park, this picturesque village overflows with traditions and charms waiting to be discovered.

Discover the historical points of interest in Gimonde, such as the impressive Bragança Castle, just a few kilometers away. Explore its ancient walls, uncover its stories, and marvel at the panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see.

Experience the local traditions, from the colorful traditional costumes to the engaging folk dances. Discover the rich cultural heritage through exhibitions of local crafts, where you can acquire unique pieces handmade by talented artisans. Enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals and immerse yourself in the authenticity of rural life.

We couldn’t forget the best of Gimonde: its gastronomy, a true celebration of traditional Transmontano flavors. Savor emblematic dishes like “Butelo com Casulas,” the famous regional sausages and smoked meats, prepared from recipes passed down through generations. Let yourself be enchanted by the simplicity and authenticity of local ingredients that give a unique flavor to the dishes.

Explore the history and culture of Gimonde during your stay at A.Montesinho and immerse yourself in local traditions. Get ready for an enriching experience that will take you on a captivating journey through the past.

A.Montesinho as an ex-libris of nature in Bragança

Rural Tourism is increasingly serving as a refuge from the stress and bustle of the city, where the tranquility of nature and fresh air are strong factors attracting many tourists to spend their holidays in places where nature prevails.

A.Montesinho is located in the village of Gimonde, in the Terra Fria Transmontana region. It is one of Portugal’s most privileged regions in terms of protected areas, with a primary focus on nature and gastronomy.

The Montesinho Natural Park stands out for its extensive green landscape just outside the city of Bragança. This park is characterized as one of Portugal’s largest protected natural areas. Visitors to this park will undoubtedly encounter wild nature, with opportunities to witness incredible waterfalls and river beaches to relax, create great memories, and capture amazing photographs.

For those seeking to explore and create lasting memories of the Montesinho Natural Park, visiting A.Montesinho park is a must. It offers opportunities to observe local animals, stunning pine forests, streams, and an entire natural landscape waiting to be discovered.

For a well-deserved break, come and enjoy a space surrounded by the Transmontana nature. A.Montesinho offers 6 historic tourism houses and, in the rural area, an Eco Resort comprising a total of 4 houses, where you can enjoy the comfort, tranquility, and characteristic beauty of the Montesinho Natural Park.

Manueline architecture in Bragança

The Portuguese Manueline architecture is the predominant architectural style in Portugal at the end of the Middle Ages. As in other parts of Europe, the Gothic style slowly replaced Romanesque architecture between the end of the 12th and 13th centuries. Between the late 15th and early 16th centuries, the Gothic was replaced by Renaissance architecture with an intermediate style called Manueline.

From the 14th century, towers became larger and more sophisticated, with vaulted ceilings and facilities such as fireplaces, with improved residential features that can be found in Bragança Castle.

One of the most important and well-preserved Portuguese castles, it presents a medieval appearance with a Gothic style and a striking image in the territory and city, which comes from its size and the imposing Keep Tower. From the top of its walls and tower, you can catch a glimpse of the vast territory and the Montesinho Mountain Range.

The entire defensive structure is still surrounded by an oval wall, with irregular implantation and adapted to the terrain’s morphology, reinforced by fifteen towers or turrets. Inside the enclosure, the old Town Hall building – “Domus Municipalis,” believed to be the only example of Romanesque civil architecture and thought to have originally been a cistern, stands out.

A symbol of power in Portuguese municipalism, the Domus Municipalis in Bragança has a pentagonal plan, with a layout inscribed in the scope of Romanesque architecture. One of the architectural pieces of the past, this impressive monument of Gothic architecture dating from the 16th century is primarily one of the most important symbols of Bragança.

If you’re considering a visit, these buildings are the right choice to admire their architectural design and beautiful interiors. A part of Portugal’s history, ready to be contemplated, admired, and studied by all who visit the Transmontana city.

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