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What to see in Portugal Guimaraes

What to see in Portugal


Tourist attractions Guimaraes

Guimarães, often referred to as the "birthplace of Portugal," is a city steeped in history and charm. Located in northern Portugal, its historical significance is underscored by the well-preserved medieval buildings, including the iconic Guimarães Castle and the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza.

The city's UNESCO-listed historic center, often described as "the Cradle City," features narrow cobblestone streets, medieval squares, and picturesque houses adorned with colorful tiles. The charming Largo da Oliveira square is a hub of activity, surrounded by historic landmarks and cafes.

Guimarães is not only a living museum but a vibrant cultural hub. Visitors can explore the Oliveira Market, which offers a taste of local produce and crafts. The city's lively atmosphere is complemented by its status as a university town.

The Castle of Guimarães, perched atop a hill, provides panoramic views of the city and the surrounding landscape. The Palace of the Dukes of Braganza, a majestic medieval estate, showcases a rich collection of period furniture and art.

With its blend of historical significance, architectural beauty, and cultural vibrancy, Guimarães offers a captivating experience for those seeking to immerse themselves in Portugal's past and present.


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