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All reviews old town historic city day trip cobbled streets every corner unesco world heritage site on foot walk around train station sao bento station couple of hours restaurants and bars dukes palace the main square worth a visit afonso henriques cable car
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Charming squares, cozy restaurants, music, atmosphere, historical buildings, laughter, jolly people, all are to be found in Guimaraes!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elena257
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

I felt in love with this place. It’s magic and full of history. Wear comfortable shoes to walk around and see everything!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RenataMoreira36
Reviewed 22 November 2018

This a beautiful place to visit. The narrow streets with attractive shops, restaurants, and buildings were very appealing. We had expected the area to be in disrepair but, on the contrary, the buildings were well maintained. We ate in a very attractive restaurant and had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ValGary2014
Reviewed 10 November 2018

the city of Guimaraes is very well preserved the center as such pretty crowded with tourists but even the streets outside of the inner perimeter are worth walking thru and enjoying this special and peculiar archtitecture

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank otmarwbaertl
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Historical town, maybe overrated. I mean, the center is nice and well cared for the palaces and churches with the streets very clean and tidy but don't worry if you miss it. More, the castle is not significant, the tickets for visiting it and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pietrosY4909ZB
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Nice place, first capital of Portugal, wall's castle in good condition but in palace most of china ceramic vases. I recommend cable car to mountain Penha.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank marekbudzisz
Reviewed 22 October 2018

And it's first capitol A lovely midieval city centre. Lots fo very scenic squares, some lit attractively at night.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SeattleTravelLover1
Reviewed 18 October 2018

The original fortress is okay, but the castle a few hundred feet away was very interesting. Lots of history.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paul T
Reviewed 16 October 2018

The streets of the old town are charming, mainly narrow and cobbled with interesting variety of buildings. There are plenty of small restaurants to choose from and several historic buildings to explore.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gill p
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Terrible to park the car. The visit to the Castle was a disappointment as opposed to the visit to the Paço dos Duques de Bragança which was spectacular.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank J Miguel V
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