Mountain and Sanctuary of Penha, Guimarães

Enjoy the splendid views of Guimarães in Mountain da Penha.

Sanctuary of Penha, Guimarães, Portugal
Sanctuary of Penha © Celestino Manuel

This mountain is the highest point in the area (approximately 617 meters above sea level) and is located 7 km from the historic center of Guimarães, in the North of Portugal.

This wooded peak is the ideal place for a break from the city and the heat in summer. The landscape presents huge boulders covered in flowers, where children can play safely. Also there is in the area hidden caves to explore. The area is endowed with excellent infrastructure and facilities such as: an equestrian center, picnic areas, restaurants, bars, cafes, mini-golf, trails, etc…

Montanha da Penha, Guimarãe, Portugal
Montanha da Penha 
(Sculpture tribute to the Portuguese airmen))
© Celestino Manuel

To reach the location you have two options: follow a paved and winding road or through a former ski lift that departs from of Parque das Hortas, 600 metres from the historic center of Guimarães. (Price 4,50€. Schedules: Monday to Friday from 10:00am - 7:00pm; from Saturday to Sunday 10:00 at 20:00 h.) You can also travel by bus, careers 51 or 52, but they are not frequent.

Relatively close (about the 1.5 km of the mountain) you’ll find the Mosteiro de Santa Marinha da Costa, also an interesting place to visit!

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A 6,5 kilómetros del centro de Guimarães.


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