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Centro Historico de Guimaraes

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we really loved this nice historical city

after a week in portugal we really very much enjoyed this beautiful place, clean, more fashionable than other cities. we really recommend a stop there you do not find the awfull... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

after a week in portugal we really very much enjoyed this beautiful place, clean, more fashionable than other cities. we really recommend a stop there you do not find the awfull touristic shops and loads of people

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Perfectly preserved & lovely houses in the historic center of Guimaraes. Loved the 1000 years old castle too. Definitely something to see when you travel in the northern Portugal. Also had a wonderful lunch in one of the old squares, very good quality & low price (tapas restaurant).

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stayed in a Pousada just outside of town and walked in for a days sight seeing. Unfortunately the area surrounding the historic centre is a bit drab and uninteresting. Once you get to the old town it's narrow lanes, little shops and café's, hidden museums and impressive architecture. We started the day with a Yellow Bus tour, well worth... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We enjoyed walking around the city center and had a great meal at a Tapas E Manias. Try to stay late enough to enjoy the lights - the area is beautiful without the lights, but the lights are lovely.

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Here is where Portugal was born. The town is cosy and beautiful. You can wonder the alleys and feel the history around you. The castle was built a 1000 years ago which is very impressive. Just spend there an hour or two and then have a break in one of many bars and cafes around.

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Madrid
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Guimaraes has surprised us! Very nice little town! We walked with our kids around the town in one afternoon, the casttle was lovely!

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Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Be sure to get to the Centro Historici before noon to listen to the bells in the church at the big square. Just fantastic. Then just stroll around, but take the street where there are no tourist and see how people live and how cats contemplate you, have a refreshment in a local bar, and stroll on.

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We love it here, and it is a great place to meet locals and experience history. It can get very busy during the day, but some of the food is wonderful, at night there are less people,but some can stay up late talking and enjoying the atmosphere.

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Lots to see. Very medieval feel (even though many of building are in reality a bit later). Plenty of street cafes. Clearly geared to tourists but on a Friday in mid June we found it very crowd free. With a couple of decent museums as well as the castle and Duc's palace there is enough for a whole day visit.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I had been in Guimaraes some 15 years ago and the difference is huge. Now, the center is very well recovered and preserved and most of the buildings and streets are a feast to your eyes. It's not that big but it is very nice to stroll around.

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Address: Guimaraes, Portugal
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Braga District  >  Guimaraes

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