Igreja de Sao Francisco, Guimaraes

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Igreja de Sao Francisco is located in Guimaraes. To visit Igreja de Sao Francisco on your holiday in Guimaraes, and find out what else Guimaraes has to offer, use our Guimaraes trip itinerary builder website .
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  • It is a compulsory visit, seeing it out don't you expect the grandeur of its interior. With a decoration of walls and ceilings that make it unique. Best to see it and enjoy it.
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  • The Church is very pretty and has an architectural structure and internal décor very intetessante. Visit.
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  • It is a Gothic church with Latin cross plan built in the 15th century. It underwent numerous reconstructions to the length of its history, retaining only its origins the Portico and the header. In its interior, located in the main Chapel, is the most important Guimarães Joanine altarpiece, as well as beautiful altarpieces and many 18th-century tiles.
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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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