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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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A small beautiful place, old town. Relaxing walk, viewing the so well preserved houses and well-kept place all over for the benefit and pleasure of visitors. Sit at a small cafe, have a sangaria and enjoy life.

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Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We have visited this city at +/- 19h. It was really nice to see the sun set on the castle and to walk around in the historical center. We had dinner at one of the nice, busy squares. We had an extra surprise, as there was an open air cinema, a procession and fireworks that evening. This twon has a... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I loved the small streets and the squares, but it is swarmed with tourists. It reminded me of Germany somehow

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great old charm - narrow streets, pretty buildings and lots of cafes and restaurants at very reasonable prices. Olive Square particularly beautiful.

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Madrid, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I did enjoy the trip to this city as it has some unique old churches, old and beautiful palace and a castle of the 11th century. The central part of the city is nice - does not have that feeling of poverty as in other cities in Portugal where almost half of the buildings in the central part are long... More

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

very fascinating architecture and history and well worth a visit when spending time in Northern Portugal.

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United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were staying in Vizela a few miles away but visited Guimaraes twice as it was such an accessible city to get to and get around. The first day we parked on the street at a meter for a short visit but enjoyed the atmosphere and sites so much we went back the next day spend all day there. This... More

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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138 reviews 138 reviews
110 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

What a lovely little place Guimaraes is. The perfect place to while away a few hours on a sunny day. The original capital of Portugal, the city was a European capital of culture for 2012, which has resulted in number of new cultural ventures around the edge of the Unesco World Heritage old town. On arriving at the railway station... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The historical centre of Guimarães is mandatory to visit. This was were Portugal was born and when we visit this part of the city we can breath the history! So delicious to walk around all the small streets, appreciate the people, the habits... So many restaurants, shops with tradicional portuguese pieces.. I do recommend stopping for lunch and enjoy the... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

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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