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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  • It's a quaint old town which has retained its old town centre square and worth a relaxing visit after seeing the nearby palace and castle. Spot the sounding devices on the side of the church and... 
    It's a quaint old town which has retained its old town centre square and worth a relaxing visit after seeing the nearby palace and castle. Spot the sounding devices on the side of the church and...  more »
  • Great day trip from Porto by train The centre is a five minute or so walk from railway station and is made up of narrow streets with historic houses, a castle and several museums. Great food and... 
    Great day trip from Porto by train The centre is a five minute or so walk from railway station and is made up of narrow streets with historic houses, a castle and several museums. Great food and...  more »

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