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Location: Guimarães, Portugal | Guimarães, Portugal
Category: Day Trips & Excursions
Guided tour of Guimarães, the birthplace of Portugal
Chance to see iconic wonders of a UNESCO World Heritage site
15th-century Guimarães Castle, home to Portugal's first king
Walk in Olive Square & under the charming Padrão do Salado
Roundtrip transportation for a stress-free experience
Guided tour of Guimarães
Roundtrip transportation to and from your central Porto hotel
UNESCO-listed Guimarães is a significant city, often referred to as the birthplace of Portugal. Discover its iconic wonders and learn about its rich history as you gain a comprehensive insight into the heritage and culture of the city.
Leave Porto behind and enjoy a scenic drive through the Portuguese countryside as you head to Guimarães, renowned for being the birthplace of the Portugal. The city is a fine example of the evolution of a medieval settlement into a modern town. It has iconic landmarks that date back to the 15th century, such as the Guimarães Castle, and it won the 2012 European Capital of Culture award.
Explore the historic center, home to Guimarães Castle, constructed in the 10th century and the residence of the first Portuguese king, Afonso Henriques. Then see the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza, a medieval estate and former residence of the first Duke of Braganza. Pass by Olive Square, where you can observe daily life and admire the ancient architecture of its main church as well as the charming Padrão do Salado.
Cancellation Policy: 72 hours
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Children 5 and younger are complimentary.
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