Get to know Guimarães, where Portugal was born! It was in Guimaraes that the first king of Portugal, Dão Afonso Henriques, was born.
The city has a unique historical centre and its classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The city still possesses a harmonious and preserved patrimonial set spread by the streets, squares, gardens and manorial houses.Also, it was once the country’s capital during the struggle for Portugal’s independence.
Lose yourself in the narrow streets of the city rich in history and medieval infrasights. Throughout the cinquecentist center, explore the beautiful squares, gothic church and monuments, a fortified castle and ruins of the old wall, and an elegant 15th century palace.
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Guimarães’s historic heritage is admirable! Get to know what you should visit:
Lose yourself in the streets, the colors and the stories of the city.
Considered ‘The First of Portugal’, in which rests the very foundation of the Portuguese nationality.
Majestic 15th century manor house, built by D. Afonso - future Duke of Bragança, bastard son of King D. João I. Classified as National Monument.
There are plenty activities to do in Guimarães. See how you can enjoy your visit:
The longs of Oliveira e Santiago are the ex libris of the city and a obligatory place. Surrounded by centenary buildings, walking on these granite sidewalks is like strolling through the History of Portugal.
The Nicolinas Festivities are the most important festivals of the city of Guimarães. They consist of a set of activities that begin at the end of November, with the drums filling the city's late afternoon sounds.
There are almost a dozen Churches, Convents and Museums to be visited in the Historic Center and beyond.
Guimarães’s gastronomy will amaze you with its great dishes. Find out what to taste:
The "rojões" are pieces of pork boneless, but with some fat.
Cod baked and chipped browned in the oven, wrapped in an onion, olive oil and garlic, spinach, broa and cream and topped with a mixture of broas, garlic and butter.
They are made with puff pastry and have a filling of sweet chila, eggs and almonds.
Guimarães is a region located in the north of Portugal. This region is close to other destinations that you should include on your trip.
Get to know them:
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Aveiro, the 'Venice of Portugal', it’s famous by its long sandy coastline, a pretty estuary and several parks and gardens.
Full day tour to discover Braga, a city of Archbishops and the city of Guimarães, a medieval city.
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