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Centro Historico de Guimaraes
#1 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
Breathtaking views, amazing churches, fusion of cultures, history from medeival tomes, palaces, great lunch, refreshing green wine.
Well-deserved Unesco Heritage Site listing within easy reach from better-known Porto, its compact historic district is enchanting, very well-kept, clean and uncrowded.
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Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco
#2 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
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Largo da Oliveira
#3 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
This is the perfect location to start your exploration of Historic Guimaraes, all of which has been designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It was a relaxing hour or so before we checked out more sights.
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Citania de Briteiros
#4 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
Located high on a mountaintop, the views enjoyed by the "upper class' rulers of this Iron Age community were splendid.
Iron Age city with amazing view and even more amazing walk thru the ruins.
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Paco dos Duques de Braganca
#5 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
We got a multi site visit for the palace, castle and the museum of Alberto Sampaio which is only about a 5 to 10 mins walk from the Palace you pass through the praca da Oliveira to get to it.
We declined the opportunity to view the exhibition of Portuguese siege engines but did combine our ticket with admission to the Museo Alberto Sampaio, which I would recommend.
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Praca de S. Tiago
#6 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
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Santuario da Penha
#7 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
The views from the park around the church are spectacular.
Simple Church set on top of a hill giving wide view over the area
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Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Consolacao e Santos Passos
#8 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
Fantastic views surrounding this church
The view of the church as you come down towards it are amazing.
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Rua de Santa Maria
#9 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
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Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira
#10 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
Amazing area with a lot of coffee shops and bars; you can seat-down, appreciate the view and enjoy the sun...
Spend quality time within to absorb its sanctity, or enjoy a respite in the Plaza outside to eat or enjoy a refreshment and view its historic splendor, and all that the Square has to offer.
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Largo do Toural
#11 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
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Guimaraes Castle
#12 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
For my six-year-old it was also memorable because the stairs and supports are built in so you can climb up and explore the top turrets of the castle, and get the strategic view.
The castle was declared a national monument in 1910 and the town as a whole is a UNESCO World Heritage site, as well as a former European Capital of Culture.
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Padrao do Salado
#13 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
A cross stands within this beautiful architectural shrine, one of the many sites within this central historic hub of Guimaraes.
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Estatua de D. Afonso Henriques
#14 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
Igreja de Sao Miguel do Castelo
#15 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
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Convento de Santa Marinha da Costa
#16 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
We stayed in one of the two suites here, both of which are on the first floor with views out of the front of the Pousada, down over Guimaraes.
Capelas dos Passos da Paixao de Cristo
#17 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
Camara Municipal de Guimaraes
#18 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church
#19 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
Today, the Third Order of Carmelites (a lay association) maintains watch over the site and are more than happy if you want to visit the upper choir (1euro), otherwise the visit is free and this is a perfect place...
Igreja do Mosteiro de Sao Torcato
#20 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
Zona de Couros
#21 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
Casa dos Lobo Machado
#22 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
Igreja da Misericordia
#23 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
Convento de Santo Antonio dos Capuchos
#24 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
Igreja e Convento das Dominicas
#25 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
Vila de S. Torcato
#26 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
Igreja de S. Domingos
#27 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
Basilica de Sao Pedro
#28 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
GUIMARAES
#29 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes
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Outdoor Mystery Guimaraes
#30 of 38 Sights & Landmarks in Guimaraes