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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 lovely town sao bento station couple of hours restaurants and bars dukes palace the main square worth a visit afonso henriques
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 November 4, 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 October 23, 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 October 21, 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 October 18, 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 October 16, 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 October 8, 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
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

We spent the day in Guimarães. The old town is worth a visit. It's clean and walking through the small streets, visiting the shops with local arts, trying the pastries.... Then the castle. Super day!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Matthias Z
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