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Pousada do Mondego

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Choose Pousada do Mondego, a romantic Portuguese-style property in the centre of colonial masterpiece Ouro Preto.

You won’t find more elegantly romantic accommodation in Ouro Preto, which is famed for its undisturbed, baroque colonial architecture. Situated right in the heart of town, just a block uphill from the main square and overlooking the church of São Francisco de Assis this mid-range restored mansion oozes references to the city’s bygone era of opulence and affluence with shiny hardwood floors, lofty beamed ceilings, cosy rugs and antiques.

Pousada do Mondego’s been run by the same welcoming family for over 30 years, bringing a touch of homeliness to this small property. Enjoy great views over town from most of the 24 guest rooms and suites and the breakfast room. Step outside, and you are immediately thrown back in time to the exquisite Ouro Preto of Portuguese ascendancy.

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What our clients say

  • Most Memorable Moment: Spotting 7 Jaguars in Refugio Caiman and Iguacu Falls.    I also had my photo taken with Ronaldinho  on Copacabana Beach. Ha!

    BW, London
  • All of it was memorable, the Hotel were the perfect choice and the guides were knowledgeable and very helpful. The Falls were breath-taking and listening to the falls and bird…

    BS, Harrow
  • Most Memorable Moment?: We were lucky enough to have a major thunder storm overnight at the Iguazu falls and these were unbelievably spectacular the next day.  Also the Lencois Marahenas…

    KT, Andover
  • Highlight?: Days in Olinda during Carnaval practice.  Delta cruise from Parnaiba and 5 days in Jeri.

    JI, Orpington
  • This trip was memorable from start to finish. We will definitely be visiting Brazil again.

    JH, Dorking
  • Every day was special and we have many happy memories but probably the highlights were the views from the top of Sugar Loaf, getting up close to waterfalls, swimming in…

    LL, Tonbridge
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Our Expert's Opinion

Ouro Preto is full of beautifully restored colonial architecture and Pousada do Mondego is an excellent example. The restoration continues inside with elegant furniture and décor so you do feel as if you are stepping back in time.

Hannah
Hannah Donaldson Travel Expert Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

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  • Heloise
    Heloise Buxton - Travel Expert

    Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

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    Millie Davies - Travel Expert

    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

  • Sallly
    Sally Dodge - Travel Expert

    A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

  • Carrie
    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

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    Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert

    After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

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    Maggie Wilson - Travel Expert

    Maggie visited Latin America on her first backpacking trip when she was 19. Since then, she has taken every opportunity to travel, and has managed to explore a lot of the region in subsequent trips.

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