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. By using our Guimaraes vacation planner , you can arrange your visit to Centro Historico de Guimaraes and other attractions in Guimaraes.
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  • This is a beautiful old city, but still full of so much life. The wonderful museums and amazing churches, it is walking into Portuguese history. There’s is also lots of shopping and great food to be h...  more »
  • Guimarães' old town is a charm. The architecture and narrow alleyways give an air of centuries past the city.
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