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Paco Dos Duques de Braganca - Rua Conde D. Henrique, Guimaraes 4810-245, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The castle, which played a very important part in Portugal's history, is very well preserved as everyone else has written, and looks great from the outside. Going in it's much less imoressive, you can just walk around the walls but the view isn't that great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shuki R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Rude and a little brutal, as you would expect the castles to be, this place doesn’t try to look pretty and romantic, it’s a building with a mission that is not shy about looking raw.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DonCesar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well preserved castle with a lovely view of the city! You can buy a combo for the castle and the palace for 12 euros and both are awesome!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RenataMoreira36
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Guimarães Castle overlooks the charming town of the same name, and is quite well-preserved. We didn’t tour the castle per se, but strolled downhill from their through the town’s narrow streets. This town is said to be the birthplace of Portugal. Everything is very well...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bsimosd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit to Guimaraes, included a visit to the castle. It was a very interesting place. It smaller than we had expected being more a fortress than a live-in castle. The original stone stairs have been overruling with wooden one and handrails have installed....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ValGary2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it is very touristic i.e. crowded even in October but still worth visiting especially for the fantastic view down over the city as such

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank otmarwbaertl
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Beautifull, very old castle high above the city of Gumareis. Peacefull, green soroundings. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ariadna1020
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Guimaraes was the first capital of Portugal and the Old Town is a World Heritage site. It is best to go up (taxi for example) to the old Castle first and then work your way down to the town. You cannot enter the Castle due...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MBKOKent
Reviewed November 4, 2018

It is hard to imagine what it really was like to live in this castle, because it isn’t that big, and is quite a ruin, except for the outer perimeter. It was very crowded and single file walking, but very interesting to see, sine it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Susan J
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

A small castle that you can find in everywhere in other countries of Europe. Similar buildings in Italy you can find thousands of this kind in every middle -age village. You can surely avoid this ruin.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pietrosY4909ZB
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