Welcome to
Dona Emília

‘This house is for you to feel the rhythm of the clouds, which are passing by through the skylight that´s covered by the broad wooden staircase’ 

in Fugas, Público, February 2018, Luís Octávio Costa.

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“in the heart of the city…”

In the center of Viana do Castelo at Praça da República (Republic Square), in the heart of the historical and traditional city, at the Coastline of Portugal’s Northern Region called Minho, you will find the Dona Emília Guesthouse. A guesthouse in a century old building with 3 floors, overlooking the mountain of Santa Luzia, the Museu do Traje (Traditional Costume Museum) and the Praça da República. The concept of the guesthouse emphasises a unique and personalised accommodation experience with comfort, vintage design and the essence of art and culture.

“…a home away from home.”

The living area of the house has a fully equipped kitchen where you can feel free to prepare and enjoy all your meals, every time of the day, while listening to Dona Emília’s vinyl record collection. The interior of the house is designed to please the idea of comfort, style and authentic character with selected furniture pieces from the 60’s. The private art Gallery, the library, the gift&gallery shop as well as a storage room for luggage and bikes in the entrance, complete the house.


"Sublime decoration and a comfortable stay ..."

9.6/10 Booking.com       5/5 Expedia       5/5 Tripadvisor