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“To visit if you are in the area”
Review of Guimaraes Castle

Guimaraes Castle
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Braga and Guimarães Small-Group Day Trip from Porto
Ranked #5 of 73 things to do in Guimaraes
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Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
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31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“To visit if you are in the area”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

There is not much to see inside the castle walls but still worth while. It is always interesting to see architecture from another age.

Visited August 2013
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West Islip, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“View History”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Free to view a piece of history. Walk the grounds, great views of the country side. Take a buggy ride for 7 euro's per person and get a feel for this beautiful old city.

Visited August 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Highly significant part of Portugal's history”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Images of this ancient castle appear seven times around the edge of the shield on Portugal's national coat of arms, showing its enormous symbolic significance in the birth and development of the nation. The castle is free to enter, but there is not a great deal to see inside the walls (other than to soak up the historic atmosphere and to see the falcons and owl which are often on display). The castle was heavily restored in the late 1930s, but this does not detract from its grandeur. Well worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Majestic Castle”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Standing in the presence of this relatively unscathed fortress, really does bring you back in time, eve. It's just for a moment. There are not many historical sites to see in this area, but this castle alone is worth the visit. Draw you're imaginary sword and prepare for battle. When you done playing, there are a few wonderful restaurants to chose from to round off a very nice afternoon.

Visited August 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“wonderful”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

must see the inside and the surrounding areas. One of the most beautiful in portugal and Europe.
Dont forget to see some bars and shops around

Visited July 2013
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