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Centro Historico de Guimaraes

Guimaraes, Portugal
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Ranked #1 of 47 attractions in Guimaraes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

It was clean, well maintained, historic and friendly.Free parking at the back of the castle so we didn' worry about parking meters and walked everywhere. It looked further on our map but wasn' far to get to all places of interest in the historic quarter.

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Bangkok, Thailand
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I thought I would have a fantastic visit to Guimaraes but needed some guidance. I stopped into the Tourist information office first for help in what to see. Not only did they ignore me but they had nothing in English except for one (quantity 1) map for Young Travelers. We did have a few teenagers in the group so I... More

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Windhoek, Namibia
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I visited the historical centre of Guimaraes and I'm impressed with the maintenance done though the years, the buildings are nicely renovated, attractions are in place and the traffic is deviated from the streets where we can walk away from the traffic. Just a note to the Municipality, I suggest that the problem of the "car guards" should be stopped... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I loved Guimaraes, but it is too far from the wineries and Porto. We stayed for 3nights, but I think a better option would have been to stay two nights in the Duorro Valley, which was amazing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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172 reviews 172 reviews
64 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Really lovely area in a very nice town. Well and truly worth wandering around as is most of this charming old town. A bouquet for the locals here too. They're nice people.

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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Picturesque with cobbled narrow streets and squares, cute shops, cafés, restaurants. Definitely worth a visit.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Guimaraes was one of our favorite places from our trip to Portugal. The centro historico is quaint and charming and I couldn't resist taking a million pictures. We spent an afternoon just wandering around the streets of Guimaraes and found so many cute cafes and shops and even met some locals. An elderly man from Guimaraes introduced himself to us... More

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Valletta, Malta
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

the historic centre is beautiful charming and picturesque with its beautiful cobbled streets and colourful windows.

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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368 reviews 368 reviews
188 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Guimarães, as many reviewers have already said and written about, is the birthplace of the Portuguese national identity. It is beautiful, charming, welcoming and full of genuine history. I don't think it is a city just to pass by or visit on a rushy afternoon. Go to stay! Enjoy the Historical Center, a World Heritage Site appointed by Unesco, get... More

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Livonia, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

While traveling with friends on a Gate 1 tour, we spent a wonderful afternoon in the medieval town of Guimaraes. Wonderful views and friendly people made time fly. Can't wait to go back!

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