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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

  • Highlights?: Ouro Preto and Paraty.

    CE, Barnett
  • Highlights?: Getting wet at Iguazu on the boat trip. Cooking in Stella's home on Flavours of Bahia tour.

    JM, Glasgow
  • 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
  • Highlight: Pousada Rio Mutum, the sun rise trip and evening sunsets. 

    IS, Crowthorne
  • Most memorable experience: "Hard to say it was all wonderful. Looking for alligators in a minute boat in the dark with eyes peering at you from out of the reeds,…

    VM, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • Our trip was most enjoyable particularly because of the wide variety of locations and experiences. Difficult to pick out the most memorable - but the Anavilhanas l Lodge was quite…

    PA, Bourne End
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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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  • Maggie
    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.

  • Chris
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

  • 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.

  • Alex
    Alex Walker - Travel Expert

    A globetrotter since her childhood, Alex spent a year studying abroad in Guadalajara and has returned to Latin America countless times since then.

  • Charlotte
    Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert

    Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.

  • 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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