Tourism - The Grove Houses


Discovering the North

Outside the property The Grove Houses, you can take a walk in the well-tended Penha Mountain, between rocks and trees. With a green area of over 60 hectares, integrating in the National Ecological Reserve, Montanha da Penha has habitats of high value.

Recognised as a true green lung, and have been already registered 321 species of plants inserted in a region with an abundance of water, the vegetation grows easily. It presents areas essentially occupied by forest systems of Carvalhais and Castanheiros. The local fauna registers more than thirty percent of the total species present in Portugal with about three dozen vertebrate species with conservation status in Portugal.
Be sure to go to Pio IX to enjoy the magnificent view of the city of Guimarães
Visiting or revisiting the Historic Center of Guimarães, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, is something you should not miss. It is just a 10-minute drive away, a cable car ride away, or a fifty-minute walk down the Penha slope:




Just a little further away, a twenty-five-minute drive away, you will find Braga and all its religious heritage, of which Bom Jesus, recently classified as World Heritage, is the greatest exponent.

The unique Gerês National Natural Park is not more than an hour away by car.

Close by, twenty minutes away, you can find the Taipas and Caldas de Vizela thermal springs.

The beaches are forty minutes away and the dam of Queimadela, in Fafe, twenty minutes away.