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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 couple of hours sao bento station restaurants and bars dukes palace the main square worth a visit afonso henriques
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Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank otmarwbaertl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank pietrosY4909ZB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank marekbudzisz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

And it's first capitol A lovely midieval city centre. Lots fo very scenic squares, some lit attractively at night.

Thank SeattleTravelLover1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The original fortress is okay, but the castle a few hundred feet away was very interesting. Lots of history.

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank gill p
Reviewed 8 October 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.

Thank J Miguel V
Reviewed 4 October 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!

Thank Matthias Z
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Very compact old quarter that takes only a couple hours to walk around. We came very late in the day and stayed overnight to experience that. Nice squares for dining outside. Very relaxed feel.

Thank Mario B
Reviewed 22 September 2018

I never knew this place existed, I came here for an event, and I was told that it's nice, and was really surprised how fantastic and really cheap place this is.. The houses are different to what I've seen in other places and everywhere looks...More

Thank jivella
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