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. Using our custom trip planner, Guimaraes attractions like Centro Historico de Guimaraes can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Guimarães was one of the Portugal cities we most liked. We were hosted in Porto and visited the city just for some hours, before take the train. We didn't have time to take the cable car and see... 
    Guimarães was one of the Portugal cities we most liked. We were hosted in Porto and visited the city just for some hours, before take the train. We didn't have time to take the cable car and see...  more »
  • A well preserved and ancient city centre which was not too crowded when I visited the town. There is a lot of history, nice shops, wonderful restaurants and the people are friendly. It is reletively.....  more
    A well preserved and ancient city centre which was not too crowded when I visited the town. There is a lot of history, nice shops, wonderful restaurants and the people are friendly. It is reletively.....  more »

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