Centro Historico de Guimaraes, Guimaraes

#1 of 59 in Historic Sites in Braga District
Must see · World heritage site · Historic Walking Area · Landmark
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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  • You really have to visit Guimaraes to get a very good picture of Portuguese history and tradition. Also very good restaurants and lots to see in de area around the city.  more »
  • It’s a historic center declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will find lively squares and features of Portuguese culture, streets full of Gothic palaces with colorful facades and a wide variety.....  more »
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