Guimarães

The inscription “Aqui Nasceu Portugal” (Portugal Was Born Here), on the Torre da Alfândega stones, in Largo do Toural, leaves no doubt that we have arrived at the “Cradle City”. You can start your journey with a stroll through the streets of the historic center, classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. A trip to the Guimarães Castle is a must, as it is the Paço dos Duques de Bragança. Guimarães has several cultural venues, such as the Martins Sarmento Museum, the Alberto Sampaio Museum, the Vila Flor Cultural Center or the more recent José de Guimarães International Arts Center. The city has a lot of cultural associations,and Cineclube de Guimarães or Associação Convívio, are just a few. If you want to get some fresh air, don't miss the cable car ride up to Monte da Penha, the lung of the city, where you can contemplate a fantastic panoramic view.

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Casa de Sezim
Casa de Sezim

Casa de Sezim, Guimarães, next to enjoy the moth and the beauty of a traditional solar Minho and respective Chapel. The space offers 8 double rooms and solutio…

Hotel da Oliveira
Hotel da Oliveira

4 star

Hotel da Oliveira, the most important hotel of charm of the city of Guimarães, is a project developed by the interior designer Paulo Lobo, who transformed an o…

EMAJ Boutique Hotel
EMAJ Boutique Hotel

4 star

O EMAJ Boutique Hotel situa-se em pleno centro histórico de Guimarães, num belíssimo edifício classificado do século XIX (antigo Banco Nacional Ultramarino). E…

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