Guesthouse" CasadasJanelasTortas"-V

House - Private room · Rua Alberto Sampaio, nº, Guimaraes, Braga 4810, Portugal

The Space

In the historic center, the "Casa das janelas tortas" is a charming accommodation in an old building recently renovated. The lodge is across from the walls of The Castle in the center of town, with cafes in the historic old traditional shops, churches, museums, among others. In addition, you can enjoy the magnificent view of the castle walls of Guimarães as the" Palace dos Duques de Bragança" of two quarters. From the accommodation will also have easy access to public transportation. The "Casa das janelas tortas" offers accommodation in two double bedrooms (one with an extra single bed). The rooms have private bathroom. An ideal accommodation for its location (in town) to discover the beauty of the city of Guimarães was chosen in 2012 for the Capital of Culture!. Do not miss the wide variety of cultural events which will take place in this city during the year 2012! You will find this city simply beautiful!

BBC-TRAVEL and Lonely Planet Said: about Guimarães

"Despite being often overshadowed by Oporto, just 30 minutes to the southwest, it makes sense that this year the committee selected the burgeoning cultural scene of Guimarães in northern Portugal. With around half of its inhabitants under age 30, Guimarães is one of Europe’s youngest cities, both in age and spirit. A boom of contemporary culture in recent years has revived its medieval streetscapes, a World Heritage Site since 2001.

Now the year-long European Capital of Culture program is set to bring even more life to Guimarães. The rich repertoire of events ranges from music, cinema and photography to fine arts, theatre and dance. More importantly, a crop of new openings, sparked and partly financed by the program, is about to give a further boost to the city’s cultural landscape.
Centro Cultural Vila Flor (CCVF) kick-started the city’s cultural revival when it opened in 2005 in a striking modern building added onto a converted 18th-century palace. Events at this culture powerhouse include movie screenings, cafe concerts, theatre and art exhibits. This year, as part of the European Capital of Culture program, CCVF will present the second edition of GUIdance (1 to 11 February), an international dance festival showcasing major contemporary dance companies such as Belgium’s les Ballets C de la B, who are slated to open the festival with the world premiere of their new work, Au-delà.

The Center for Art and Architecture Affairs, unveiled in October 2011 in a former textile factory, is the latest opening in Guimarães. The non-profit collective promotes interaction between various fields of creative expression, including visual arts, design, film, literature, media, performing arts and architecture. Upcoming events on the European Capital of Culture program include a conference focused on the work of John Cage (10 March to 28 April) and Frame Art, a video art and experimental cinema festival (3 May to 8 July).

Plus there is more in the pipeline. Opening in March in a run-down part of town called Couros (named after the area’s once flourishing leather industry) is the Design Institute, a partnership between the municipality, the University of Minho and Portugal’s National Design Association. Its inaugural exhibit, part of the European Capital of Culture program, will focus on product design, specifically the relationship between traditional products and contemporary design.

Another notable opening this year, scheduled for June, is the Platform of Arts and Creativity in a former market, a multipurpose space dedicated to arts and various creative endeavours. It kicks off with an exhibition by Portuguese painter José de Guimarães, with pieces from his private collection of pre-Colombian, African and Chinese art.
The same month will see the opening of the House of Memory, located in an old plastic factory right next door to the Platform. This cultural institution will host an interactive display composed of memory-laden personal items donated by the people of Guimarães. It is designed to tell and preserve the history of the common people, an admirable effort in this world that forgets and changes so quickly."

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $356 /week
Monthly Price: $1068 /month
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Perfect location, just 1 minute walking from the Oliveira's Square (historic center of the city).

    In my opinion, a little bit too expensive for the room's quality.

    October 2013
  • We had a great stay in the centre of Guimarães. Many thanks to Xana for being a great host, especially on short notice. We loved the nice sheets on the big bed. Thanks also for lending us the vacuum cleaner to clean our bags.

    September 2013
  • Xana's house is an old,funky ( good funky) house just outside the town walls. The location could not be better. The street is busy, but it did not bother us. The room is a large, shabby chic, and comfortable accommodation, very private. I wish there had been a few stronger lights so I could read better in bed. There is no TV and that was a good thing, because the time spent in the room was tranquil and relaxing. When it was very hot, the room was a welcome place to be. Xana iis a great gal with lots of energy and a ready smile. We had a great time staying there and recommend it for a simple, comfortable,honest accommodation.

    September 2013
  • Xana was the perfect host. The place was so adorable and perfectly located. We can't recommend this place enough. Great communication, clean, helpful, etc. we hope to be back.

    September 2013
  • Very beautiful place, very charming and well located. Perfect to visit by walking.

    August 2013
  • Beautiful appartment in a great neighborhood.

    August 2013
  • We only stayed at Xana's for one night but would absolutely recommend you to stay longer! We were already getting used to hard mattresses in other places in Portugal but wow what a great bed at Xana's place! She welcomed us very friendly and suggested us a restaurant, where we had a great dinner (we choose for non smoking seats upstairs but downstairs is much nicer atmosphere). The room is lovely and Xana took care of every detail. Someone else already wrote something about some noise from the road in front of the home but we didn't mind that much. Xana thank you very much for the warm welcome! Your home is really great (great shower too).

    June 2013
  • We really loved Xana's slanted guest house! The room was so nice and cozy, and the slanted floor and windows were really cool. The old-fashioned decorations were adorable, too. On the wall above the stairs, there's a cute little doll spinning wool, which I'd love to have for my own home. The bed was warm and comfortable, too. I'm usually always cold, and I had no problem with that here. Xana was really helpful, as well. She was there to great us when we arrived, and gave us directions to the tourism office, as well as recommendations for having a nice lunch. We will definitely stay here again, should we make our way back to Guimaraes.

    November 2012
  • Nice place close to the city centre of beautiful Guimaraes.

    October 2012
  • Lovely Guesthouse, very close to the city center, which is a very nice town to visit as well. The room we stayed in was really nice and very slanting, which was funny to see!

    September 2012
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