Centro Histórico de Guimarães

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.

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Guimarães
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Monuments near Centro Histórico de Guimarães

Busto de João Franco


Bronze bust placed on a high pedestal in granite with the coat of arms of the city, erected in honour of João Franco.

Casa da Rua Nova


House of medieval origin, with three floors and a small garden. It was rebuilt in the 17th century and saw the interior changed in the 19th century. Recently u…

Casa dos Coutos / Tribunal da Relação de Guimarães


Mannerist and Rococo Palace of irregular plant, consisting of two main facades with richly decorated portals. In the interior, especially the former Hall with …

Castelo de 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 fort…

Edifício na Rua Egas Moniz


Three-story building with rectangular plant, two rebounds, balustrades and balconies carved Corbels. In 1985\/87 underwent rehabilitation works by the architec…

Fonte do Largo João Franco


Granite fountain with two cocks and, on top, carved coat of Portugal. It was built in 1820.

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