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Guimaraes

4.4
Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Birthplace of the Portuguese Nationality
The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital. With roots dating to the 12th century, Guimarães is full of scenic medieval streets and monuments, earning it the title of a World Heritage Site. Architecture from the 15th to the 19th centuries draws visitors to the city's museums, churches, palaces, and stately buildings. To personalize your trip to Guimaraes, create itinerary details specific to you using our Portugal journey planner.
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Popular things to do in Guimaraes

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World heritage site
Centro Historico de Guimaraes
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Castle
Guimaraes Castle
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Castle
Paco dos Duques de Braganca
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Walking Area
Largo da Oliveira
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Guimaraes

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Religious Site
Bom Jesus do Monte Braga
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Santuario de Santa Luzia Viana do Castelo
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Lookout
Passadicos do Paiva Arouca
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Lookout
Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte Braga
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Guimaraes

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Church
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Landmark
Praca de S. Tiago
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Church
Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Ruin
Citania de Briteiros
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Guimaraes

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Historic Walking Area
GUIMARAES
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Ruin
Muralhas de Guimaraes
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Church
Igreja de Sao Miguel do Castelo
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Guimaraes

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History Museum
Alberto Sampaio Museum
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
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Art Museum
Centro Internacional das Artes Jose Guimaraes
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
9 Seculos
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Museu da Sociedade Martins Sarmento
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Guimaraes

Mountain
Montanha- Parque da Penha
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Mountain
Serra Penha
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

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