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Guimaraes

4.4
Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Birthplace of the Portuguese Nationality
The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital. With roots dating to the 12th century, Guimarães is full of scenic medieval streets and monuments, earning it the title of a World Heritage Site. Architecture from the 15th to the 19th centuries draws visitors to the city's museums, churches, palaces, and stately buildings. To personalize your trip to Guimaraes, create itinerary details specific to you using our Portugal journey planner.
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Popular things to do in Guimaraes

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Centro Historico de Guimaraes
World heritage site
Centro Historico de Guimaraes
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Guimaraes Castle ©
Castle
Guimaraes Castle
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Paco dos Duques de Braganca ©
Castle
Paco dos Duques de Braganca
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Largo da Oliveira ©
Historic Walking Area
Largo da Oliveira
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Guimaraes

Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Religious Site
Bom Jesus do Monte Braga
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Church
Santuario de Santa Luzia Viana do Castelo
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Passadicos do Paiva ©
Lookout
Passadicos do Paiva Arouca
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Lookout
Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte Braga
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Guimaraes

Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco ©
Church
Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Praca de S. Tiago
Landmark
Praca de S. Tiago
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira
Church
Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Citania de Briteiros ©
Ruin
Citania de Briteiros
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Guimaraes

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GUIMARAES ©
Historic Walking Area
GUIMARAES
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Muralhas de Guimaraes
Ruin
Muralhas de Guimaraes
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Igreja de Sao Miguel do Castelo ©
Church
Igreja de Sao Miguel do Castelo
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Guimaraes

Alberto Sampaio Museum ©
History Museum
Alberto Sampaio Museum
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
Centro Internacional das Artes Jose Guimaraes ©
Art Museum
Centro Internacional das Artes Jose Guimaraes
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
9 Seculos ©
Art Gallery
9 Seculos
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Museu da Sociedade Martins Sarmento ©
Specialty Museum
Museu da Sociedade Martins Sarmento
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Guimaraes

Montanha- Parque da Penha
Mountain
Montanha- Parque da Penha
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Serra Penha
Mountain
Serra Penha
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

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