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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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Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

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Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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  • Lina Fuller
    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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    It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

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    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

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    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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    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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    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.

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