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Monuments in Guimarães

Centro Histórico de Guimarães

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Guimarães
4810, Guimarães

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Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the historic centre of Guimarães is a clear example of the preservation of a medieval urban core, in what is today a modern city. Intrinsically linked to emerge from the nationality, in the 12th century, the city cradle consists of a diverse set of buildings. In the Centre, easily see the bourgeois houses and noble 15th-century XIX and the urban houses of smooth facades built during the 17th and 18th centuries. Of particular beauty are also houses 19th century gauge pombalina and tiled houses, dating from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Igreja Matriz de Brito

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Avenida da Igreja, 7
4810-313, Guimarães

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Estátua de Homenagem a Dom Afonso Henriques

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Rua Conde Dom Henrique
4810-412, Guimarães

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Imposing statue with various boards of honour, erected in honor of the first King of Portugal, Dom Afonso Henriques. By Soares dos Reis and was inaugurated in 1874. For some years been in the Plaza do Toural, until it was finally placed at this location.

Castelo de Guimarães

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Rua Conde Dom Henrique
4810-245, Guimarães

Guimarães

In the 10th century, the Countess Mumadona, sent in his Homestead, built a monastery. The fact of being the target of intense Moorish attacks, did build a fortress to protect the monks and the Christian community. Thus was born the castle of Guimarães. After the birth of the County of Portugal, came to be inhabited by count Dom Henrique and Dona Teresa, they make great works on this monument. Between the 13TH and 15th century foreign rulers contributed to the improvement of the Castle, and after this time been abandoned, finding themselves very degraded until the 20th century, when it …

Paço dos Duques de Bragança

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Rua Conde Dom Henrique
4810-245, Guimarães

Guimarães

This is a 15th century Monument constructed by orders of Dom Afonso, Count of Barcelos. It is a building with huge dimensions, with four bodies that surround an inside yard in rectangular plan. This construction probably occupied the place from the former Palace from León Kings. It was rather altered throughout of the centuries and recently restored. It deserves special mention the Gothic chapel doorway, the “lost steps” and the dining room. It possesses a Museum where we stand out the four copies from Pastrana tapestries that describe some of the episodes in the African conquest, the core on Flemish …

Muralhas de Guimarães

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Avenida Alberto Sampaio
4810-250, Guimarães

Guimarães

The high part of Guimarães was the first to approach the wall; it was probably during the Kingdom of D. Dinis. From this wall that is extended through around two thousand metres, it only survived an extensive chunk and from the eight towers that were distributed thought the wall, there is still one on the Vila Door. This wall construction started in Dom Afonso III Kingdom and finished during Dom Dinis Kingdom. This wall used to connect the Castle town to Santa Maria town, on the lower part.

Largo do Toural

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Largo do Toural
4810-427, Guimarães

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Tradicional ponto de encontro de celebração das conquistas do povo vimaranense. Numa das extremidades do Largo é possível encontrar um bonito chafariz renascentista de três taças. No centro da praça foi colocado um gradeamento de ferro para recuperar a antiga disposição da praça.

Torre da Alfândega - Aqui Nasceu Portugal

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Rua do Anjo, 15
4810-152, Guimarães

Guimarães

It was known as Torre da Alfândega after the Alfândega de Guimarães building was created in its vicinity. The passage by this point is almost obligatory for those who visit the city for the first time. It is mainly known by the famous inscription "Here was born Portugal".

Casa Grande / Paço de Sezim

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Rua de Sezim (EN 576)
4835-249, São Tiago de Candoso

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16th century Manor of Baroque and neoclassical architecture. Consists of a U-shaped plan with a chapel located near, surrounded by a wall. In the interior, especially the 19th century panoramic wallpapers. Currently, works here a unit of Turismo de Habitação.

Casa do Arco

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Rua da Santa Maria, 52
4800-443, Guimarães

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