Largo da Oliveira (Olive Tree Square), Guimaraes

Largo da Oliveira (Olive Tree Square), Guimaraes

Olive Tree Square, named after a centuries-old olive tree planted on the same spot, is surrounded by charming houses typical of northern Portugal. This square serves as an excellent starting point for exploring the city's streets.

Alongside its picturesque setting, Olive Tree Square features notable attractions. On the eastern side, a fascinating Gothic shrine was constructed during the reign of D. Afonso IV to commemorate the Battle of Salado in 1340. This battle saw Portuguese and Castilian forces join together to defeat the Moorish army from Granada.

The square is one of two main adjoining squares in the old town, boasting an array of impressive buildings. Cafés and restaurants abound, making Largo da Oliveira a vibrant hub for the city's social scene.

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Largo da Oliveira (Olive Tree Square) on Map

Sight Name: Largo da Oliveira (Olive Tree Square)
Sight Location: Guimaraes, Portugal (See walking tours in Guimaraes)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles