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Santuario da Penha, Guimaraes

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Santuario da Penha is located in Guimaraes. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Guimaraes holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Santuario da Penha and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This modern church, set atop the highest point in the area is worth visiting if for no other reason than the magnificent views of Guimaraes below and the surrounding countryside. We rode the cable car...  more »
  • From the outside this church looks very simple and plain,and it is but it's simplicity is also very beautiful. It was built in 1947. It was a contrast from the older churches in the old town.  more »
  • After visit to some land marks in Guimaraes, we took the cable car to the top of this hill not far away from the city, 5euros with return included, on arrive we walk along a big park full of huge boul...  more »
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  • Amazing views and a great place for a day out. You can visit the summit and the church by either hiking, driving or taking the cable car up. Sunset is the best time to visit the place as the views are beautiful on a clear day. The church is also beautiful but the real prize are the gardens around the church. Make sure you have a couple of hours free to get lost up here.
  • Decent site with very views of the city down below. Recommended to be done at the end of the day when the sun is going down and the color are golden.
  • Nice view.
  • Take the cable car up to the great views and beautiful park with its unusual assortment of gigantic boulders.
  • Beautiful place. Very quiet

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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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