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El Molín de Petra3 Star Hotel


La Roza, s/n, 33311 Villaviciosa

Guest review score

9.7 from 1 reviews

Soak up the peaceful rural atmosphere with a stay at the Molín de Petra, On the road southwest and halfway between Bragança and Vila Real is the town of Mirandela. In 1433 the town grew in importance when it was given by King Manuel to his trusted aide Álvares Pires de Távora. However, the Távora family was later to fell foul of the Marquês de Pombal and the royal family who ordered the complete Tavora family to be executed in 1758 for plotting treason against the then King José I. This row of modern apartments is surrounded by apple orchards in the beautiful Asturian countryside, Directly to the south of Bragança in this region known as Trás-os-Montes, there is the quaint typical village of Chacim whose history is linked to a legend dating from the 9th Century that is still celebrated today. The villagers rose up in revolt against the ancient practiced right of "jus primae noctis", which is the local nobleman taking the bride on her wedding night, . Assisted by a mysterious woman the villagers successfully slaughtered the offending lord and his servants. Nearby is the Spa Caldas de Albelheira. Further to the south is Vila Flor, a small town with an attractive atmosphere with ruins of its 13th Century castle and close to another Spa, Aquas Bem Saúde. Southwards is Torre de Moncorvo that has the largest 16th Century Church in the whole province and near this town is the Vale do Cõa that boasts the world’s largest known collection of open-air Stone Age drawings that are estimated to be about 20.000 years old. These drawings feature bulls, horses, fish and a naked man and the area can be visited with the assistance of a guide. Each apartment blends fine wood and traditional furniture with modern design, To the south east of Bragança is the historic town of Miranda do Douro that sits above the gorge of the Rio Douro on the border of Spain. Due to its strategic position it suffered an uneasy history including an explosion of its gunpowder store in 1762. This event virtually destroyed the castle and much of the town and many of its inhabitants. Unfortunately, at the time the town was surrounded by a French army of some 30,000 who quickly took advantage of the situation. From this date onwards its importance as a point of defence against invading armies was discarded. After a day spent in the fresh, very much appreciated, clean air, prepare a hearty meal in your own well-equipped kitchen and eat in your own charming dining room, History of Bragança. Explore the orchards and the nature reserve which surrounds Villaviciosa, highly valued, take a stroll along the riverside or head to the dramatic coastline or local mountains, The Romans gave the name of "Juliobriga" to the original fortified village. Bragança grew in importance due to its location and rich agriculture so this fortification was improved upon especially in the time of King Dom Afonso I who constructed a proper walled citadel for his brother-in-law Fernão Mendes. Completed around 1130 the place was then renamed "Brigantia". King Afonso IX of León occupied the town and soon King Sancho I retook possession and built the castle that still remains. This town also gave its name to the last in the royal Portuguese lineage, the House of Bragança, that descended from the an illegitimate son of Dom João I who was created a Duke in 1442. The tower of the castle was to become a place of imprisonment or refuge for many historic personages including Dona Sancho, the unfortunate wife of its constructor. The town played its strategic part in many battles between the two Kingdoms of Portugal and Spain. It was also the location in which General Sepúlveda in 1808 called upon the local inhabitants to resist against the invasion of the French forces. You can even get involved with the apple harvest, and above all, helping to make some of Spain’s most famous cider, Description of Bragança. You can then sit back and relax with friends or family beside the fireplace, The citadel has been well preserved throughout the centuries and within its walls are various historic items of interest. The 12th Century “Domus Municipalis” which until the 16th Century was used as a reservoir for water and then converted into a building that was used as a civic court for disputes between tradesmen and landowners. The manner in which the arguments were settled is left to the imagination. Nearby is the Church of Santa Maria that was extensively reconstructed in the 18th Century from the original building dating back to 1580. The first church was named Nossa Senhora do Sardão, which is Our Lady of the Green Lizard!,, the creature said to protect the inhabitants from the Moors. Close to the walls of the castle in the adjoining garden is a medieval pillory in the unusual shape of a pig being skewered which dates back to Celtic period. Outside the walls in the Rua dos Fornos is the Jewish quarter that was formed by Jews fleeing from Spain and North Africa in the 15th Century. They were responsible for starting the local silk industry. In the Museu do Abade de Baçal is a variety of items including some medieval torture instruments and in the gardens outside some archaeological finds are on display including tablets with Luso-Roman inscriptions. The Church of São Vicente is reputed to be the location in which the secret wedding of King Dom Pedro and Inês de Castro took place. Originally a 13th Century structure it was rebuilt in the 17th Century with several rich adornments. The Church of São Bento dates back to the 16th Century with some 18th Century additions., Of outstanding natural beauty is the national park of Montesinho that lies to the north of Bragança. This reserve covers some 70.000 hectares of wild terrain basically unspoilt by modern humanity. Locally termed Terra Fria, which is Cold Land,, the Park rises to a mountain range touching 1.481 metres. Vegetation is sparse on the upper slopes that then descend into valleys of oak, willow and alder trees. Wildlife in the shape of golden eagles, falcons, wolves, otters and wild boar still enjoy their freedom. The quaint typical village of Vinhais lying to the west of Bragança is an ideal location to obtain the spectacular panoramic views of this Park. Horses and mountain bikes can be hired locally. The “Dovecotes” of the area with their horseshoe shaped roofs are a realistic reminder of medieval times. They are specially built dove houses that as well as being a form of food also provide fertilizer droppings for growing crops. Between Bragança and Vinhais is the Mosteiro de Castro de Avelãs dating from the 12th Century but now virtually in ruins. This monastery held the main religious power in the region during its heyday., This City is situated in the upper reaches of the Rio Tâmega that runs to the south and east to Porto. Its present day fame lies in its reputation as a Spa Town and the local produced cured hams. The old part of town is to be found around the main square with the ruins of a 14th Century Keep. This is all that remains of the former fine castle built for Nuno Álvares Pereira. The walls of the fortress are a fine example of the principles used by the French military defensive architect Count de Vauban. Of the two churches standing on the square the Misericódia is probably the most interesting with its large 18th Century tiled panels depicting scenes from the Bible. In the Keep is a small museum with armour and memorabilia of the 1912 attack. The Museu da Região Flaviense displays an interesting collection of items from local archaeological sites. The fine sixteen-arched Roman bridge, which is four arches are hidden from view,, spanning the Rio Tâmega is from the period of the Roman development of the town by Emperor Trajan. Close to the centre is one of the warmest natural springs Spas to be found in Europe with the water reaching up to 73º C, which is 163ºF, ., In the area of Lamas de Olo the locally grown maize is still stored in the curious practical structures named “Segueiros”. These structures are either built from wood or granite and raised from the ground so that they maintain the maize in the right conditions. They have hardly changed from their original design dating back to the early 18th Century. Close to the village is the spectacular water cascades named Fisgas de Ermelo. On the northwest side of this Park is the town of Cabeceiras de Basto, a popular location as a refuge from the Moors during their lengthy occupation of Portugal. By reputation this was due to the apparent fighting tenacity of the monks who once inhabited the Mosteiro de Refojos., Located at the converging point of two rivers it has always been a busy agricultural and commercial town, mainly based around the lucrative wine and port trade. Its main feature is its fine 15th Century Gothic Cathedral that was originally a church belonging to the Order of Dominicans whose Monastery was later completely destroyed in the 19th Century when there was a strong movement for the liberalisation of the country from the hold of both the church and old nobility. Nearby is the Igreja dos Clérigos, a church with an attractive Baroque facade and tiled interior. The Igreja de São Pedro is from the 16th Century and its interior is rich with many sculptures and sacred tiling. The Archaeological Museum of the town also has a large collection of coins covering all periods of history. It is from this town that boat trips through the upper valley of the Rio Dão can be taken. The town of Vila Real is well known for its distinctive black toned coloured pottery whose origin is unspecified. A specialty food of the town is the "Touchinho do Céu" that is made with a pumpkin filling.

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General hotel policies*

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Check-in & check-out, currency

Check-in:   from 17:00   to 20:00
Check-out:  09:00  to 12:00
Currency: EUR

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled or modified up to 2 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged.
If cancelled or modified later or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.

Deposit Policy

No deposit will be charged.

Meal Plan

Breakfast costs EUR 6 per person per night.

Children and Extra Bed Policy

All children are welcome.
One child under 1 years stays free of charge when using existing bedding.
One child under 2 years is charged EUR 10 per night and person in a baby cot.
One older child or adult is charged EUR 21 per night and person in an extra bed.
Maximum capacity of extra beds/babycots in a room is 1.


Please carefully read policies & conditions for charges

El Molín de Petra is a 3 star hotel featuring 10 rooms in total

Each modern apartment comes with antique-style, wood and wrought-iron furnishings, creating an inviting, rustic atmosphere. The kitchen is equipped with vitroceramic hotplates, microwave, and oven, as well as an icebox and washing machine. A dining table and 21-inch TV is found in the spacious lounge-diner.


  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Laundry
  • Tour Desk
  • Fax/Photocopying


  • Parking
  • Bar
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Heating


  • Fitness Centre
  • Golf Course (within 3 km)
  • Fishing
  • Windsurfing
  • Library
  • Hiking
  • Cycling


Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).


No internet access available.


Pets are not allowed.

Area & travel information


La Roza, s/n
33311 Villaviciosa


Take to one of the stunning local walking routes or visit the region’s impressive Romanesque monuments. Admire the views of the Asturian coastline from the panoramic viewpoint at Fitu, 30 minutes away, or head into the Picos de Europa mountains for some adventure sports, 40 minutes away. Try out the exciting water sports, such as windsurfing, on offer along the local coastline. For a more relaxing time, there is a golf course just 2 km away and the nearby rivers are great for fishing.


Places nearby...

Bozanes : 0.5 km
Poladura : 0.5 km
El Llano : 1.3 km
Camoca de Abajo : 1.3 km
Grases : 1.3 km
Camoca : 1.3 km
Camoca de Arriba : 1.3 km
San Vicente : 1.3 km
Maojo : 1.3 km
Labares : 1.4 km
Obaya : 1.4 km
Peruyero : 1.4 km
Amandi : 1.6 km
El Sur : 1.6 km
San Juan : 1.6 km
Valbucar : 1.6 km
Singla : 2.1 km
Cazanes : 2.3 km
Caés : 2.6 km
Caen : 2.6 km
Villaviciosa : 2.8 km
Fuentes : 2.9 km
Ambás : 2.9 km
Castiello : 2.9 km
Castiello de Arriba : 2.9 km
Santa María : 3.2 km
Lugás : 3.2 km
Los Caminos : 3.2 km
Cayado : 3.2 km
Poreño : 3.3 km
Miyeres : 3.3 km
San Justo : 3.4 km
Sariego : 3.4 km
Valdebárzana : 3.5 km
Valdebárcena : 3.5 km
Villar : 3.5 km
Carda : 3.7 km
Montoto : 3.7 km
Niévares : 3.9 km
Turueño : 3.9 km
Mogobio : 4.1 km
Lloses : 4.1 km
La Rivera : 4.1 km
Abayu : 4.2 km
Solares : 4.2 km
Viñón : 4.3 km
Niao : 4.3 km
San Julián : 4.3 km
La Vallina : 4.3 km
Vallina : 4.3 km
Cermuño : 4.4 km
Coro : 4.4 km
Santo Tomás : 4.4 km
Cemuño : 4.4 km
San Andrés : 4.4 km
Bedriñana : 4.4 km
Villar : 4.8 km
Miravalles : 4.8 km
Cueto : 4.9 km
El Cueto : 4.9 km
La Viña : 5.1 km
Vallinaoscura : 5.1 km
Villanaoscura : 5.1 km
Ralí : 5.1 km
La Espina : 5.1 km
Celada : 5.1 km
Pandenes : 5.3 km
Guinya : 5.3 km
Cuinya : 5.3 km
Santa María : 5.3 km
Rozadas : 5.3 km
La Madrera : 5.3 km
Valbuena : 5.3 km
Trías : 5.4 km
San Pedro : 5.4 km
Valeri : 5.4 km
La Piñera : 5.4 km
Puelles : 5.4 km
La Magdalena : 5.6 km
Paniceres : 5.6 km
Breceña : 5.7 km
Novales : 5.7 km
Ceyanes : 5.7 km
Infiesta : 5.7 km
La Puerta : 5.9 km
Carabaño : 5.9 km
Arboleya : 5.9 km
San Cosme : 5.9 km
Pando : 5.9 km
Onón : 5.9 km
Tornón : 5.9 km
La Miyar : 6 km
Moriyón : 6 km
Cueli : 6 km
Cadamancio : 6.1 km
Villarrica : 6.2 km
Lauría : 6.2 km
San Román : 6.4 km
Bustad : 6.4 km
Buslad : 6.4 km
Cabranes : 6.6 km
Santa Eulalia : 6.6 km
Castiello : 6.7 km
San Juan : 6.7 km
Fondujo : 6.7 km
Sopeñas : 6.7 km
Morvís : 6.7 km
Bayones : 6.9 km
Busto : 6.9 km
Caserío Sebrayo : 6.9 km
Villaverde : 6.9 km
Sobrayo : 6.9 km
Sebrayo : 6.9 km
Casamorí : 7 km
Santiago : 7 km
El Valle : 7 km
Peón : 7 km
Villares : 7 km
Piedrafita : 7 km
Naveda : 7.1 km
Fresnedo : 7.1 km
Forretejera : 7.2 km
Torretejera : 7.2 km
Bárcena : 7.2 km
Toroyes : 7.3 km
Gancedo : 7.3 km
Fabares : 7.3 km
La Huelga : 7.3 km
Mar : 7.4 km
San Martín : 7.4 km
Verdera : 7.4 km
Arriondo : 7.5 km
Fresno : 7.5 km
Piñera : 7.5 km
Mases : 7.5 km
San Julián : 7.6 km
Gramedo : 7.6 km
Madiedo : 7.6 km
Sietes : 7.6 km
Perviyao : 7.6 km
El Cabritón : 7.9 km
Foncabada : 7.9 km
La Lloraza : 7.9 km
Cabritón : 7.9 km
Foncalada : 7.9 km
Santa María : 7.9 km
Candanal : 7.9 km
Argüero : 8 km
Manzanedo : 8 km
San Mamés : 8 km
San Feliz : 8 km
Arriba : 8 km
Arroes : 8 km
Santa María : 8 km
Santa María de Arroes : 8 km
Oles : 8 km
La Vega : 8.1 km
El Espinal : 8.1 km
Bárzana : 8.1 km
Espina : 8.1 km
Espinal : 8.1 km
Castiello : 8.1 km
Miyangües : 8.1 km
Torazo : 8.1 km
Ría de Villaviciosa : 8.2 km
Bárcena : 8.3 km
Fonfría : 8.3 km
Paniceres : 8.3 km
Santa Eugenia : 8.3 km
Piñera : 8.3 km
Abedules : 8.3 km
Punta San Emeterio : 8.3 km
Pedrosa : 8.3 km
Rales : 8.4 km
San Feliz : 8.4 km
Priesca : 8.6 km
San Salvador : 8.6 km
Giranes : 8.6 km
Cerra : 8.8 km
Villaverde : 8.8 km
San Pedro : 8.8 km
La Cerra : 8.8 km
Camás : 8.8 km
Vallés : 8.9 km
San Martín : 8.9 km
Pruneda : 8.9 km
Cervera : 8.9 km
La Atalaya : 8.9 km
El Olivar : 9.2 km
Santa Eulalia : 9.2 km
Selorio : 9.2 km
Cuenya : 9.2 km
Hería : 9.3 km
Collado : 9.4 km
Canal : 9.4 km
La Cuesta : 9.4 km
La Vega : 9.4 km
Sandin : 9.5 km
Piñares : 9.5 km
Saudín : 9.5 km

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