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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  • One of the most beautiful place we have seen in Portugal, and we have been around. This rather small district is full of charm and is in great condition. It has a number of historic structures of... 
    One of the most beautiful place we have seen in Portugal, and we have been around. This rather small district is full of charm and is in great condition. It has a number of historic structures of...  more »
  • This place is amazing. I was really ready to give up on all of Portugal and then we went here. Gone is the graffiti everywhere, the garbage, the unkept buildings, the bad roads, homes/buildings... 
    This place is amazing. I was really ready to give up on all of Portugal and then we went here. Gone is the graffiti everywhere, the garbage, the unkept buildings, the bad roads, homes/buildings...  more »

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