Pousada do Mondego
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.
What our clients say
Highlight: The wildlife at Mutum - tapir, caimans, anteater, capybara, massive range of birdlifeDL, London
The Iguazu falls were amazing. Brazilia was also a real experience and is undersold - it is a really singular place to visit - the parliament and other buildings are free to visit if you time it right. Rio was Rio and not to be missed all the highlights are highlights and will never forget visiting Christ the Redemptor on a steaming hot day. Christmas on Copacabana should be experienced by everyone - forget the turkey in the cold- this is how to live!AB, Reading
Most Memorable Moment?: Probably seeing river otters at Pousada do Rio Mutum but we really liked the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls too.SS, Teddington
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
Most memorable experience: "There are too many! looking down from Christ the Redeemer at sun set in Rio, using the local buses to get about town, sitting at an outdoor cafe on Ilha Grande and swimming in the natural pool outside of Paraty."ZB, London
The whole trip was memorable because it was one fantastic adventure in four parts . We absolutely loved the stays in the Amazon & the Pantanal and felt exhilarated from the visits. We saw & experienced great things and have so many lovely memories.GHS, Iver
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