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Paco Dos Duques de Braganca - Rua Conde D. Henrique, Guimaraes 4810-245, Portugal
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All reviews main tower walk around quick visit worth a visit afonso henriques nice walk medieval times great visit historical significance entrance fee combination ticket free parking portuguese history on display old city northern portugal walls
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Reviewed 1 week ago

it is very touristic i.e. crowded even in October but still worth visiting especially for the fantastic view down over the city as such

Thank otmarwbaertl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifull, very old castle high above the city of Gumareis. Peacefull, green soroundings. Worth a visit.

Thank ariadna1020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guimaraes was the first capital of Portugal and the Old Town is a World Heritage site. It is best to go up (taxi for example) to the old Castle first and then work your way down to the town. You cannot enter the Castle due...More

Thank MBKOKent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is hard to imagine what it really was like to live in this castle, because it isn’t that big, and is quite a ruin, except for the outer perimeter. It was very crowded and single file walking, but very interesting to see, sine it...More

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small castle that you can find in everywhere in other countries of Europe. Similar buildings in Italy you can find thousands of this kind in every middle -age village. You can surely avoid this ruin.

Thank pietrosY4909ZB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle is a must stop in Guimarães. It has nice views but I think it should had more interactions with the visitors. It lacks that part

Thank JoaoGoncalo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lots of furniture that was brought in from elsewhere. The 1755 earthquake virtually destroyed the place, but restoration has brought it back, altho not very authentically. Easy walk from town.

Thank SeattleTravelLover1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was interesting. Not much to see inside. If you have limited time only go thru the castle next door.

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came rather unprepared for the trip to Portugal and did not know much about its history. Guimaraes appears to be the birthplace of the today's nation of Portugal, with this particular castle playing its part in history. Whilst the castle is rather unattractive, mostly...More

Thank FrankNamibia
Reviewed September 26, 2018

very historic landmark of Portual. yet small and humble; You can climb up the walls ( towers are closed for security reasons). entrance fee is 2 euro per person

Thank marcelMP
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