9 Things to Do in Guimaraes, Portugal

9 Things to Do in Guimaraes, Portugal, Guimaraes, Portugal (B)

The small city of Guimaraes is another delightful destination for those willing to scratch the surface of what Portugal has to offer. Tucked away in northern Portugal, Guimarães could be simply seen as an easy day trip from Porto. However, that really wouldn’t be doing this quaint city justice.

By virtue of its smaller size there is less to do here than in Porto or Lisbon, sure. But there’s no sense rushing a visit to this historic place that is often dubbed “the Birthplace of Portuguese Nation“. Doesn’t that sound like a place you might want to give a little more time to? With that in mind, here are some of the many things you can do when visiting Guimaraes, Portugal.

Given my unending love of castles and palaces, what else could I put first? Sitting on a hilltop overlooking the old quarter of the city, sits the unconventional Palace of the Dukes of Braganza. I say unconventional because although it was built as a palace and residence in the 15th century, it sure looks like a box-shaped castle. And let’s not forget the many unusual chimneys that pop out of its rooftops. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 9 Things to Do in Guimaraes, Portugal
Guide Location: Portugal » Guimaraes
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: David Johnston
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.travelsewhere.net/guimaraes-portugal/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Palace of the Dukes of Braganza
  • Guimaraes Castle
  • Restaurante Café Oriental
  • Old Quarter
  • Praça De São Tiago
  • Largo da Oliveira
  • Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira
  • Largo Republica do Brasil
  • Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Consolação e Santos Passos