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Centro Historico de Guimaraes

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Viana do Castelo, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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carpentras
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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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Porto, Portugal
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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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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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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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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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