The Convent of Balsamão has a part reserved for guests - House Retreat and Rest of Balsamão with central heating, 37 rooms with private bathroom, lounge andsatellite TV, conference room meetings or seminars, restaurant, bar and party hall for weddings, baptisms and other gatherings. The retreat house and rest of the Convent of Balsamão, as the name implies, is intended to spiritual retreats, courses, seminars, or simply relaxing a vacation away from the hustle of big cities. People who are Hosted in the Convent may participate in the prayers of the religious community, if they so wish. Balsamão! Silence that speaks, refreshing breezes, warm heat, wind that shakes, perfume inebriates, bringing faith, hope it inspires, ignites charity, peace that passes, God who reveals himself! Vieux of Oranges-trees cloister. The Convent of Balsamão is located in the north-east, Trás-os-Montes, in the heart of Bragança county, at 57 km from the city, 17 km away from Macedo de Cavaleiros and 4 km from the village of Chacim. The Balsamão hill is watered by river Azibo, in the south, with a small roman bridge lain across, and by the stream of Chacim in the north. As high as 522 m, the small hill has very particular micro-climate that allows the growth of the orange-tree and the almond-tree, making the landscape astonishing when the bloom starts. Party hall for weddings. Facing it you find the Bornes Mountain, once called “honey hill” with its fertile valleys and hillocks. The visitor, among other touristic points, has the chance to see the roman bridges mentioned before, the village of Malta, once a property of the military order with the same name, which is closely connected to the history of Balsamão, the damming of Azibo with its magnificent fluvial beach. The Balsamão hill is an isolated place where you can enjoy the beauty of the nature and the silence. The Historic memory of the convent is compose by the church( sanctuary of our lady of Balsamão), a small and old cloister and the room of the honour-able Frey Casimiro that conquers the tourists by its meaning, beauty and simplicity. In the Convent lives a religious community, the Marians of the Immaculate Conception who owns the Convent. They offer a shelter for pilgrims and guests. It also develops an activity plan linked to religious matters and studies for religious life and priesthood.

The retreat house at Convento de Balsamão has 37 rooms - all equipped with telephone, restrooms and heating - social and TV rooms, library, museum, conference rooms, cafeteria, restaurant, ballroom, a chapel and a church that has just undertaken a comprehensive restoration. Activities: Guided tour of the convent including museum, cloisters, chapel and church. All marked hiking trails around the property. Guided visit to the famous beach at the Azibo River, tours to the cities of Macedo de Cavaleiros, Alfândega da Fé, Bragança, Miranda do Douro, Santiago de Compostela in Spain and others.

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Traditional transmontana recepies.

Oficial representative of “Mirandesa” meet .

It’s a well known restaurant in the city of Bragança, surrounded by a vast green space with swimming pool, ideal for holding events, but also for more intimate and reserved dinners, with family, friends or business.

It has two rooms that offer more than 200 seats.

Quality rules this house, which often represents the local gastronomy in shows in the country and abroad. One of the specialties Mirandesa meat, local certified product.

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41.812565, -6.760837

With a refined and sober décor the space offers every desirable comfort, combined with an excellent selection of dishes. Combining traditional with innovation, the owners of this space are proud to present dishes on the menu of high quality. . Their specialty is Bacalhau à Rochedo ( Rock Cod Fish), but in the menu you can find a diverse and creative offering.

66 Places

Average price 15-25 €

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Situated in the village of Gimonde, one of the “gates” in to the Natural Park of Montesinho, it is extended for an area of 27 hectares, where biodiversity and the beautiful typical landscapes, enchant and enrapture.

Especially conceived for the organization and accomplishment of events, it congregates in the same space: multipurpose room with capacity for 700 people, room for small meals and conferences with capacity for 250 people, 3 room restaurant, typical cellar, traditional oven, regional products store, swimming pool, gardens and park with capacity for 400 cars.

Price: 15 a 25€

Casa do Forno – Rural Tourims


Located in Quinta das Covas, the Casa do Forno is a Agro-Tourism unit that combines comfort and a flaring landscape.

With swimming pool, Playground also for kids, it’s an excellent option for who wants to enjoy  the pleasures of nature and field.


The name is due to the existence of a furnace, where traditionally was baked bread, and where


Casa do Guieiro


Previously, each work in agriculture was accompanied by moments of celebration during or after the farm chores. As written by Belarmino Afonso “Dance toke place anywhere, especially at night, among young people”.

The “roçada”, the “cegada”, the “magusto” and “festa dos rapazes” (the boys party)are some examples.


The Guieiro  is the hill  which is overlooking the Quinta das Covas ,where is situated the Guieiro House  semi-detached with Casa do Forno.

Total of seven bedrooms

Price: 40-50€


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41.802463, -6.6969897

Typical Restaurant D.Roberto - “Where the tradition still is what it was” D. Robert Restaurant is located in Gimonde since 1935. Regional “transmontano” homemade dishes are a characteristic of the menu practiced in this family unit. It makes use of 4 distinct spaces. Two rooms, a typical tavern where many regional dishes can be tasted and a store of regional products. Average price: 15-25 euros

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N221-7, 5200, Portugal


Average price: €25 to €45

Special offers: Discounts for frequente customers

Typical Restaurant

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41.386205, -6.426632

In the Land of Miranda, in plain Natural Park of Douro International, in the border between Portugal and Spain, the “wonderful kingdom” opens the magical window of enchantment. A welcoming place where the rural and the modern is mixed in the center of the Village of Sendim.

Type of lodging: Agricultural tourism

Average price: 65 to 85 euros

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A restaurant with good service and a menu of local specialties to make the mouth water.

This is a space that presents a comfortable room, where you can find good traditional food recipes. The objective of the restaurant is to make the customer feel at home.

Number of seats: 50 to 75

Average price: 8 to 15 euros

Opening hour: 8 am

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Restaurant known for its delicious regional gastronomy such as wild boar with chestnuts.

This place is located in Montesinho Natural Park, the visitors can enjoy an excellent view of the river Sabor.

75 to 150 seats

Average prices: 15 to 25 euros

Opening hours: 8 am

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+351934 553038+351934 553038

“O Copinhos” is an establishment that exists for more than a decade. Since the beginning, its only owner, Mr. Francisco António Pinto Reis, has his main concern for the quality of the regional kitchen and for the familiar environment.

Its rustic decoration, the personalized attendance, the regional kitchen were diverse dishes and tidbits are prepared daily, makes this restaurant a very pleasant place to visit… and to come back again!

Number of places: 75 to 150

Average prices: less than 8 euros; from 8 to 15 euros

Opening hours: 11 am

Closing day: Sunday (opened by means of reservation for a minimum of 25 people)


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