Centro Historico de Guimaraes, Guimaraes

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Historic Walking Area Landmark
Witness the evolution of a city from medieval to contemporary at Centro Historico de Guimaraes, a locality regarded as the birthplace of the Portuguese nation. See architectural styles that can be observed in Portuguese colonies in Africa and Latin America even today. Dating back to 950 CE, the town's earliest features included rugged stone houses and a defense castle. Over the centuries, the area formed a settlement for nobles, adding civic facilities and city squares to its neighborhoods. Tour this historical town to see lavish monuments, experience rich cultural heritage, and browse exhibits of art, history, and archeology. Using our world travel planner, Guimaraes attractions like Centro Historico de Guimaraes can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • When traveling on the small roads, loocking to the old houses and the balcons you feel inside the remnances of a midel age town, oriented to the future.  more »
  • This charming Medieval town will be on your itinerary if touring areas north of Porto and is usually combined with Braga and Bom Jesus do Monte.  more »
  • Well-deserved Unesco Heritage Site listing within easy reach from better-known Porto, its compact historic district is enchanting, very well-kept, clean and uncrowded. Wander around: each and every li...  more »
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  • Old town nice, care. Precious places. Good atmosphere and places to drink with charm
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  • Although every story that carries, I found this part of town well disappointing, but that doesn't take away the merit of the beauty and relevance. The strong point is the amount of restaurants.
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  • Beautiful, not to be missed. Old buildings and picturesque. Breathe history.
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  • Fantastic medieval atmosphere!
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  • A blanket of history tuck.
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