Centro Historico de Guimaraes, Guimaraes

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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. By using our Guimaraes vacation planner , you can arrange your visit to Centro Historico de Guimaraes and other attractions in Guimaraes.
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  • Portugal city must-see. Excellently preserved and with many places to visit. Although restored, essential visit to the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza and the Collegiate Church of our Lady of the olive tree. Strolling through the streets is a delight and they are full of history. Impressive the sacristy of the convent of the Capuchin. Walled enclosure. Notable Castle but are only visible defense canvases and the keep with nothing inside. Important point: Guimaraes "Born Portugal"
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  • If you are in the North of Portugal this is the first village that you must visit. You have to go soon if want to visit the Castle. And for lunch or dinner I advise the Troubadour.
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  • very nice historical center. The castle is not unusual, the Palace next door is more fun. old charming houses in the Middle
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  • I loved this city. Expected much less, got multiple times more. Nice, relaxed, historical, with authentic atmosphere, many locals actually living in the city centre. Definitely worth a visit!
  • Very nice old town. Very nice syreets
  • Very pretty with a nice castel
  • Beautiful place to have a drink or meal
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Where to stay in Guimaraes

As one of Portugal's biggest tourist cities and home to a wealth of historical buildings and other sites, Guimaraes boasts a wide array of options for accommodations ranging from extensive boutique hotels to basic youth hostels. To place yourself right in the midst of the action, check into a hotel or guesthouse in the town's medieval center, which reflects a multitude of different architectural styles that have earned it a place on the World Heritage List. Note, however, that with this popularity comes a higher pricetag. To keep costs down, try staying in the residential areas south of the center, which still provide quick access by foot or public transportation to the main sights.
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