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Centro Historico de Guimaraes

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Address: Guimaraes, Portugal
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Medieval with a high cuteness factor

The beautiful historic centre of Guimaraes is a treat for the eye. Small streets, nice plazas and cute little shops give it a fairy tale feel with a robust medieval castle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Managua, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The beautiful historic centre of Guimaraes is a treat for the eye. Small streets, nice plazas and cute little shops give it a fairy tale feel with a robust medieval castle overlooking everything. You can easily park behind the castle. Just make sure you are fit enough to hike your way back up from the historic center.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Really worth making the trip from Porto to Guimaraes. It's a real city despite its Unesco World Heritage classification, vibrant, beautiful, green. Highly recommend.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Definitely worth spending a couple of hours getting to know as there are so many small hidden historic details. The people are always very nice too!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I enjoyed the food, the wine was great too, and the location is one of the best in Europe considering some of the buildings are older than the America's

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Viana do Castelo, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Well, the City Center is great but shopping is out of question. So, just see the place, get a coffee (always ask for an espresso) or a beer (be carefull with portuguese beers) and than go shopping to the mall

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Guimarães has a lovely historic distric. You can spend 30 minutes or 3 hours walking around and you will always be able to find something new, beautiful and full of history. Guimarães is definitely a great place to go if you're planning to visit Portugal.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Guimaraes town centre is reminiscent of the typical Portuguese town squares, littered with cafes and restaurants, towered by a Cathedral nearby. We had a lovely lunch in a restaurant overlooking Oliveira square and took a stroll along the alleyways with their quaint little shops. despite it being July, it was relatively quiet, but not too deserted. would recommend if visiting... More 

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Where Portugal was born. Very nice city with a gorgeous city centre. Juts stroll by numerous buildings and try to find even two same. This astonished me in whole Portugal. Such an architectonic discord in small details (windows, frames, doors, railings etc.) at every house yet such a wonderful concord in the whole-view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Guimarães is a charming town. The palace and castle are worth a visit. We made it a day trip from Porto going to Braga first by train; Guimarães by bus and returning to Porto by train.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

if the old castle, the center of this magnificent medieval city are very interesting, the modern town is not charming at all

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