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Centro Historico de Guimaraes

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Address: Guimaraes, Portugal
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$96.77*
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Full-Day Tour in Minho with Lunch from Porto
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Guimarães and Braga Day Trip from Porto Including Porto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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SMALL, CUTE, PRETTY

A bunch of beautiful houses, praÇas, churches, within the old walls. A very nice time walking around this small place.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bunch of beautiful houses, praÇas, churches, within the old walls. A very nice time walking around this small place.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had such a nice day here. It was really beautiful. I took the train from Oporto to Guimarães at S.Bento station for 3euros to get here and I definitely recommend it. The town center is authentic and the view is absolutely breath taking.

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Thank inspchin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

The historic center of Guimaraes has maintained its medieval "feel", from the cobblestoned streets to the wonderful castles, churches, houses and restaurants. Definitely worth a day trip if you're in the Porto area!

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

It really is a beautiful city with many old buildings and streets to see. We visited in January and although it was fairly mild , there weren't the outdoor cafes you would get in warmer weather. We went to the tourist office and from the summer photos it looks to be wonderful in the summer months. We visited the convent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Amazing city that shows where Portugal started. You can walk on the streets and see the better that Portugal has:Churchs, gardens, streets, museums, cafés and shops. The atractions are near from each other, but you have to Walk hard because it has Staps and difference of level bethween the streets. Enjoy-it!

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Thank Fernando C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

The best thing about the historical center is that you can get so much history in a relatively small area! Cute streets that transport you right back to the past! Very pleasant tour!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

It was interesting learning the founding of Portugal happened here. Our guide provided us the background information. The center is very beautiful and should be walked. This was the first capital of the country and worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

If you are in Guimaraes you cannot miss the historical square. It's small and easy no walk along and very much worth a visit. From here you can easily walk to the castle or the lookout.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

We went for a day by train from Porto. The journey takes about a hour from San Bento station and it cost us pensioners about Euros 7 for both of us. Money well spent because the historic centre is so much better than even the guide books describe it as, It is not just the many attractive buildings, but the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Beautiful historic centre, lovely buildings, squares and streets, just lovely to wander around, have a coffee or lunch. Fantastic shops too, pricey but good quality.

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