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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
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
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.
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