Praca de S. Tiago

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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,548 contributions
Solo
Just the most beautiful square, perhaps the most alluring part of the old town on Guimaraes. It's located adjacent to the famed Placa D'Oliveira that rightly receives lots of plaudits, but I thought Sao Tiago was just as nice
It has a wonderful easy vibe to it with lots of beautiful houses filling all four sides and it's still so local as all the residents were out looking over the square from their porches above the restaurant or just chatting on the cobbles..
Manyrestaurants have their outdoor seating spilling onto the square too which creates a nice hum of activity without bring too packed. At least not in Februray when I visited!
There was a pretty tree in bloom in one corner which gave it great character, as did the ancient arcade that separates Tiago from Oliveira.
A fabulous place to relax, grab a drink, people watch and chill out.
Written February 20, 2020
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Jack64240
Chonburi, Thailand18 contributions
Couples
In Guimarães, Praça Sao Tiago, don't miss the restaurant AMU-TE. Very friendly and warm service. We enjoyed something similar to a Spanish paella which was absolutely excellent. Thanks to the staffs and the chef for that perfect diner
Written June 21, 2018
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,619 contributions
Friends
As you may not know, the town of Guimarães is recognizedd as the birthplace of the Portuguese national identity, as far back as the 12th Century. Right at the heart of its historical center - a World Heritage by Unesco - you'll find the beautiful Square of Santiago (or "Praça de São Tiago", in the Portuguese language), with the traditional architectural style and residential buildings dating mainly from the 17th to the 18th Centuries. The arcades of the old "Paços de Concelho" (Council Hall) building and the monument known as " Padrão do Salado" will catch your eyes. Take your time and discover traditional Guimarães. Seat on one of the many cafés and restaurants and let the Portuguese culture fill your minds, eyes and senses. You'll come back! Enjoy!
Written May 21, 2014
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,447 contributions
This is the largest square in the historic district and is full of cafes and restaurants. A great place to sit outside under an umbrella and drink. The big church is here.
Written May 17, 2022
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ugo100hmonte
Natal, RN517 contributions
In our brief time in Guimarães, we visited the castle, had lunch in a cozy restaurant and enjoy the atmosphere of old town. If we had more time (or in another opportuniy, who knows?), would be nice to take a seat to drink a coffe (or hot chocolate) in any square of old town.
Written December 6, 2021
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia40,276 contributions
Couples
We found this square by chance, while wandering around the town streets. It is absolutely lovely, a real gem of a place. It is not very large, but that is not a problem at all. It is full of history. This is a central point of the historic part of Guimaraes. A real medieval feel. The architecture is stunning. The buildings look quite old and at times you think a wall or a tile might just fall, but it's only a fear that will never materialise. This is what makes this place so beautiful and attractive. There are lots of eateries around too. Plenty of cafes and a place to sit and relax. Highly recommended.
Written April 20, 2019
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Tito T
232 contributions
Friends
Very cool square to be on, seeing people passing by and relax a bit. Full of nice architecture also.
Written September 10, 2018
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brian181112
Houston, TX180 contributions
Couples
Great place to relax and have a coffee or some lunch and watch the world pass by. Fortunately we also stayed in this square enjoyed the proximity to all of the old town.
Written April 16, 2018
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Linda B
Raleigh, NC2,210 contributions
Friends
Nice area with tables to sit out and have something to eat or drink. That is if it is not raining as it was the day we visited! Lovely tiled buildings surround it.
Written April 15, 2018
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happy_in_paris_10
Atlanta, GA736 contributions
Couples
We walked the maze of tiny streets to the old medieval city center. It was a wonderful experience, even in the pouring rain. Loved the experience, wandering the ancient town, with it's current inhabitants - yes, we pretended it was in ancient times...
Written April 2, 2018
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