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All reviews old town historic city day trip cobbled streets every corner unesco world heritage on foot walk around train station lovely town couple of hours sao bento station restaurants and bars dukes palace the main square afonso henriques cable car
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Reviewed yesterday

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Rented an apartment in the centre of this historic city for six nights. Did a few day trips to other spots but really enjoyed our time in the city. Duval Palace is a must see. Great assortment of restaurants all seemingly staffed by good people....More

Thank John M
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

A very warm and nice city. Very petit but very well preserved. Completely renewed in the XX Century so don't get your hopes to high if you think you'll see many many places from ancient times.

Thank TitoT416
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Guimarães is a very ancient city, it's where Portugal started as a country and where many battles and confrontations took place centuries ago in order to protect it from the outsiders that wanted to rule here. You can reach Guimarães by car, by bus but,...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely old town with lots of winding streets and places to visit. Allow a few hours for the visit. The castle and small churches are interesting. There is a convenient paid parking nearby on the Brazil Square which is 5 minutes away from the old...More

Thank FGG-DXB
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

It is a great village, a hidden gem in north of Portugal. It is a must to see if travel in this part.

Thank Dorina75
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