Igreja de Sao Francisco, Guimaraes

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  • The convent and Church of São Francisco are outside the old town and famous for its eighteenth-century azulejos that adorn the choir. The beautiful gothic dome in the main Chapel. The Church was founded in the 15th century and, although it has undergone renovations in the decoration you notice even the Gothic parts in the structure. Beautiful cloister.
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  • Beautiful church of the Franciscan order, has several architectural styles that were imposed during your construction. Miss a time seeking every detail in your interior as the beautiful tiled panel depicting the life of Saint Anthony.
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  • The Church of San Francisco is without doubt a hotspot in Guimarães. I had the happiness to have a tour, not only the Church, but to the entire complex, by the Minister of V.O.T.S. Francisco, Belmiro Jordan, which was of invaluable attention! Beautiful and unique pieces, interior spaces very well kept ... Were almost 2 hours of history by a man who knew what he was talking about! My thanks!
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  • Igreja espetacular repleta de história. Um local obrigatório a visitar. Tivemos o privilégio de ter como cicerone o Sr Belmiro o responsável pela instituição onde inclui um lar fantástico. Foi uma surpresa maravilhosa ter esta visita.
  • This location is wrong watch out! The Church is right in the center of town!
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  • Very pretty
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  • Church and convent with various changes in time. Beginning of construction of the present volume dates back to the year 1400. Property classified in the public interest.
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  • The history of the Franciscan order in Guimarães dates back to 1217, in the reign of d. Afonso III when he arrived to the village Friar Walter, a missionary sent to Portugal to introduce this mendicant order in the country. After a first period very precarious, the Franciscans of Guimarães settled in 1271 in hostels located along the walls of the village, on which they built a convent. In these early days the friars entered often in conflict with the Collegiate Church of Guimarães, who tried to prevent the installation of the order in the village.
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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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