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Full-Day Tour in Minho with Lunch from Porto
"Minho is a traditional province in the north of Portugal known for having some of the most beautiful natural landscapes of Portugal for having a huge beauty and biodiversity amazing beaches as well as being one of the richest regions in history. The Minho region is known by its traditional landscapes full of small fields vineyards villages manor-houses
From EUR90.00
 
Full-Day Tour to Guimarães and Braga from Porto
"Leave the hustle and bustle of Porto for the day for a trip to Guimarães classified by UNESCO as Cultural Heritage of Humanity site for its historic significance as the place where Portugal was born.Before getting to Guimarães the first stop is to visit the Portuguese Sponge Cake (“Pão-de-Ló”) Factory of Margaride in Felgueiras.In this Factory we can see how this special pastry is done and visit the entire manufacturing process with a tasting of this traditional sweet in the end.We continue our journey to Guimarães and the first stop is to enjoy the city center and to have a free time to explore this part of the city and to have lunch.After lunch the first visit is the Dukes of Bragança Palace
From EUR69.00
 
Private Tour: Braga and Guimarães from Porto
"Let´s go back in time discover all history of Portugal. This day will be unforgettable with your private guide and your private driver. Here you will see the Sé Cathedral the Bom Jesus Sanctuary and Sameiro Sanctuary. After Braga we will travel to the medieval city of Guimarães which is considered the ""Cradle of Portugal"". Here we will walk through the streets of its historic district and visit the main attractions and monuments of the city like Palace of the Dukes the Guimarães Castle S. Miguel Chapel and the historic centre of Guimarães. Enjoy a different day and return to your accommodation around 6pm."
From EUR300.00

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Penha

Forget the church - I wrote about it in another tip. The important detail is the church in the horizon, atop the hill. I didn't go there - it is a good pretext for a new visit - but I know that it has...
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Santiago square

Adjacent to Oliveira square (you just have to pass under the arches) this wonderful square is the best place to appreciate the traditional architecture of the city. The balconies are lovely, and the...
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Consolação church

Locally known as St Gualter church, this elegant church is located topping a beautiful garden, close to the historic centre. It was built in the 18th century, with the two high spires added in the...
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City Hall

One of the most important buildings of Guimarães, St Clara Convent, built in the 16th century, is now used as City Hall, with the municipal archive occupying the former chapel. The magnificent gilded...
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St Anthony Convent

Built in the 17th century as a convent, this monument suffered in the 19th serious transformations, to be used as an hospital. With a great mixture of styles, the original church and cloisters still...
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Misericordia

Since the 15Th century most portuguese cities have their "misericordia" a religious organization dedicated to help poor and sick people. In Guimarães there's a funny coincidence - Portugal was born in...
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João Franco square

Known as Misericordia square when it was built (close to the church with the same name), at the end of the 17Th century, this square didn't change much with time, despite the adding of some modern...
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Carmo convent

Located in Martins Sarmento square, this old convent is now used by the nons of "Religiosas do Amor de Deus" as a home for girls.The church has a Baroque facade, and, inside, is covered with tiles...
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St. Miguel church of the castle

Tradition says that this romanic chapel, located by the castle, was the place where our first king - Afonso Henriques - was baptized. Well...The chapel was built in the 13th century, while the king...
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Salado memorial

In 1340 was fought in Salado, near Tarifa, in Spain, the decisive battle where the christian kings of the Spanish kingdoms and Portugal defeated the moors from Granada and Morocco. To celebrate this...
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The castle

The Castle of Guimarães (Portuguese: Castelo de Guimarães), is the principal medieval castle in the municipality Guimarães, in the northern region of Portugal. It was ordered constructed by D....
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Bragança's Palace

Close to the castle there's a palace built in the 14th in french style, as residence of Bragança family.Abandoned for long time, suffering degradation and looting, it was recovered in 1933 by decision...
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Sanctuary Bom Jesus do Monte

In Braga caught a bus to Tenoes to visit the Sanctuary Bom Jesus do Monte. I first reached the church in a funicular and went down walking the steps stopping in its five fountains dedicated to the...
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Old City Hall

Old city hall of Guimaraes is situated in front of the church of Our Lady of Olive Tree between the squares of Oliveira and Santiago. So, as you can see the City Hall is typical late medieval building...
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Largo Domingos Leite de Castro, Lugar da Costa, Guimaraes, Northern Portugal, 4810-011, Portugal
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Rua Eduardo de Almeida, PO Box 189, Guimaraes, Northern Portugal, 4801-911, Portugal
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Largo A. L. Carvalho, Guimaraes, Northern Portugal, 4810-153, Portugal
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Avenida Dom Joao IV, 631, Guimaraes, 4810-532, Portugal
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Av. Dom Afonso Henriques 740, Guimaraes, Northern Portugal, Portugal
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Avenida Conde Margaride 12, Creixomil, Guimaraes, Northern Portugal, 4810-537, Portugal
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micas_pt

"Guimarães"
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HORSCHECK

"Guimaraes - The cradle of Portugal"
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el_ruso

"The Enchanting Medieval City of Guimaraes"
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"Toy medieval city with very friendly people!"
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"Guimarães: The Cradle of Portugal"
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