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Centro Historico de Guimaraes

Address: Guimaraes, Portugal
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Ranked #1 of 46 Attractions in Guimaraes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Sao Paulo, SP
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108 reviews 108 reviews
41 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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
25 helpful votes 25 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
59 helpful votes 59 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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302 reviews 302 reviews
107 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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Contributor
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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Phoenix, Arizona
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123 reviews 123 reviews
45 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Worth the travel to Portugal's original capital. A beautiful city!!! Walk the old town and enjoy the people and the atmosphere.

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Casablanca, Morocco
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The city Portugal was born as local people told us, European capital of culture in 2012 certainly plenty to see, to visit or just stroll by. A drive to the Church on the high hill for the magnificient view is also recommended.

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Bergen, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This was the first portuguese city and the center is very well preserved. I think there was a big festival and all the city was very well cared.

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Israel
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191 reviews 191 reviews
133 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is a small lovely center in Guimaraes. It combines important history - Here Portugal was born together with lively cafes and small nice streets. The entire city center is very nice and well kept.

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