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Centro Historico de Guimaraes

Address: Guimaraes, Portugal
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Ranked #1 of 42 Attractions in Guimaraes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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105 reviews 105 reviews
77 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW 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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carpentras
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Porto, Portugal
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Being a small portuguese town it's incredible the amount of great monuments and details you can visit in the city center. There are lots of churches and amazing parks to explore. Love the place. A must see when visiting Portugal

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Sao Paulo, SP
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110 reviews 110 reviews
42 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

In a relatively small stretch of land one can indulge ina very productive sort of visit. This does not mean it is less interesting than any historical site you know. The concentration of good restaurants, historical attractions in the city which claims the birth of the nation is noticeable. Be prepared to learn fast

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Lisbon, Portugal
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62 reviews 62 reviews
53 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

It is perhaps the best place in Guimarães to visit, full of small street going in any direction it's easy to find ancient architecture and structures between restaurants, souvenir shops, tapas bar and lot of other things. There are a lot of details that you might not see in a first look, like the houses (that are very particular!)

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Beijing, China
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75 reviews 75 reviews
56 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

For who know Portugal like me, Castles or Church couldnt be so amazing, but believe me.. This city is just amazing. Probably the most beautiful old town and historic in all Portugal. Is history in all over the places.

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COLOMBIA
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304 reviews 304 reviews
107 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is a very lovely city to just walk around. The houses are all newly painted and the city is sparkling clean.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

A very beautiful historic city well worth spending a day here. There is lots to see and plenty of little coffee shops to enjoy. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Pros All city is very coherent and well preserved, with the building having the same height. Very beutiful balconys and windows. It feels the History of the city Castle Cons: Parking

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