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The church itself is not so impressive but the place where it was built is very special. In front of it, you have a large vertical pond. You have all the trees around it. A calm atmosphere. I could spend the whole afternoon sitting in...More
Used the teleferica to get here. On arrival we finsihed the rest of the short climb to the terrace in front of the church. This simple terrace set off the plain church to give a sense of calm.
The views from the side of the...More
This modern church, set atop the highest point in the area is worth visiting if for no other reason than the magnificent views of Guimaraes below and the surrounding countryside. We rode the cable car up at 10 am on a weekday. With very few...More
After visit to some land marks in Guimaraes, we took the cable car to the top of this hill not far away from the city, 5euros with return included, on arrive we walk along a big park full of huge boulders and nice trees u...More
Really nice area to go for a walk. There are some spots to be visited, a church, ruines, huge rocks (one can walk through), nice forest, a bit hilly but with nice maintained pathes. Can either be accessed by car (free parking) or by chairlift.
We left the car and took the funicular. It is short ride but very interesting. When you arrive, you have to walk up to the sanctuary, like any other place in Portugal, having good legs helps a lot. The sanctuary and the souranding areas are...More
Reached by cable car (reviewed separately) this church is definitely worth a visit, on its elevated setting on the expansive square that sits atop the plateau. Great views of Guimaraes below, and some nice woodland walks, dotted with giant boulders. One or two cafes and...More