Guesthouse CasadasJanelasTortas - A

House - Entire home/apt · Av. Alberto Sampaio, 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 apartements . An ideal accommodation for its location (in town) to discover th 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: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Extra people: $21 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $569 /week
Monthly Price: $1850 /month
Cleaning Fee: $21
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Xana was very helpful and the apartment is comfortable for the 5 of us. Location is great and all the sights are within walking distances.
    Lots of restaurant and cafe close by. We had a great time. Guimaraes (email hidden)ly place even late at night which was a surprise to us.
    Thanks Xana.
    July 2013

    July 2013
  • Xana is a great host - very friendly and helpful. She loaned me her bike and provided a cot for our baby. The apartment is not luxury as can be seen from the pictures but it is clean, practical and has a certain charm.

    September 2012
  • We arrived in Guimaraes with a great desire to know this little town named European Capital of Culture in 2012, and also not to be far from the beautiful Braga, capital of the European youth. We were warmly welcome by Xana and his dear friend Jorge, very helpful.
    We have advised the nicest places to visit and eat. We had a great time and hope to return soon in this wonderful city. The apartment was clean, delightful and spacious. Highly recommended whether you are with your family, in couple or alone.
    Obrigado Xana & Jeorge, and see you soon!!

    Siamo arrivati a Guimaraes con una grandissima voglia di conoscere questa piccola città nominata nel 2012 capitale europea della cultura, e anche per non essere lontani dalla bella Braga, capitale europea della gioventù. Siamo statiaccoliti calorosamente dalla cara Xana e dal suo compagno Jorge, molto (website hidden) hanno consigliato i posti più carini da visitare e dove mangiare. Siamo stati benissimo e speriamo di tornare presto in questa meravigliosa città. L'appartamento era pulito, accoglente e spazioso. Altamente raccomandato che siate in famiglia, in coppia o da soli. Un grande OBRIGADO e ate breve!!

    July 2012
  • Excellent accueil. Hôtesse très intéressante. Appartement sympa. Les chambres dans le grenier furent très appréciées,
    Très central. Équipement de cuisine sommaire mais suffisant.
    Michel Nadeau

    August 2013
  • Xana nous a parfaitement accueillis, nous mettant dans de très bonnes dispositions pour visiter la ville. Nous avons pu bénéficier de tous le deuxième étage alors que nous ne devions avoir que le duplex : la propreté des lieux est d'ailleurs à souligner. Xana nous a également permis de donner notre linge à laver à la femme de ménage, sans contrepartie. Nous garderons une très bonne expérience de ce séjour et nous recommandons vivement ce lieu pour découvrir Guimaraes et ces alentours.

    August 2012
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We are a family with two twins boys 13 years old. We like having people in our house We live in the ground floor. The first and second floor is our guesthouse. We enjoy traveling, theater, cinema, sports, reading, and we are very happy!
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