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Largo da Oliveira Square

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Address: Guimaraes, Portugal
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Beautiful at night

Beautiful place, one of the oldest and better preserved squares in the world. Make sure to come back at night to see all the lights in the windows. Restaurants a little overpriced... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Beautiful place, one of the oldest and better preserved squares in the world. Make sure to come back at night to see all the lights in the windows. Restaurants a little overpriced if compared to other parts of the city, still worth a drink here to relax and enjoy the ambiance.

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Guimarães
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This square is unique. It's old and you can feel that. You see history in every rock, every wall, every door. You have some caffes/bars that you can spend some time outside admiring that!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This place is the best square in Guimarães's old town. You have history, sculptures, architecture and restaurants, what more do you want?

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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We have traveled throughout Europe and although not large this square is the most atmospheric and romantic of any we have ever seen. What a lovely place for a coffee or a glass of wine.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Very lively in the evenings and lovely buildings around in the old town. Worth a visit and worth having a cappuccino outside one of the cafes whilst taking in the sights.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

...all the buildings are covered in little white lights and it is beautiful. It is also lovely in the day and a good beginning to enter the old town and explore.

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Charming, pretty, full of life and lots of reasonably priced cafes and restaurants. Especially pleasant in the evening.

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Cascais, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very well preserved medieval square locatted in the historic center, with several monuments nearby. Sometimes have evening shows and still has excellent restaurants. The ideal place to spend an unforrgettable hot summer evening

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This was one of several large squares or largos with tables to stop and have a drink or some food while imagining what it would have been like teeming with people in medieval times. So many photo opportunities and spotless . Very clean and all the buildings are so well maintained. It seemed like a place the wealthy chose to... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We visited on a Saturday afternoon/evening. We agree with all the comments about this town. While enjoying a cool drink in the old centre, we were treated to a wedding celebration in the Church. What was truly amazing was how the community gathered to cheer as the bride & groom exited the Church.

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