Torre da Alfândega - Aqui Nasceu Portugal

It became known as Torre da Alfândega after the Alfândega (Customhouse) de Guimarães building was created next to it. Visiting this point is almost mandatory for anyone visiting the city for the first time. It is mainly known for the famous inscription "Aqui Nasceu Portugal" (Portugal Was Born Here).

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Rua do Anjo, 15
4800-152,Guimarães

    Characteristics


  • Difficult external parking
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Monuments near Torre da Alfândega - Aqui Nasceu Portugal

Capela de Santa Luzia


Small 17th century chapel, with longitudinal plan of a single nave and a small bell on the front. Inside, the Mannerist altarpiece carved.

Albergaria de São Crispim


Albergaria irregular medieval, built in the 14th century and rebuilt in the 17th century. Inside there are some wooden stairs giving access to the second floor…

Capela da Venerável Ordem Terceira de São Domingos


Chapel of Baroque, Rococo and neoclassical architecture. On this site I met two convents, a built in XIIIth century and another in the 14th century, however, w…

Casa dos Lobos Machados


Manor built in the second half of the 18th century, has very ornate, rocaille façade made of granite from the region. Nowadays, works here the commercial and I…

Chafariz Maria da Fonte


Situated in the Centre of the Largo do Toural, it is a circular fountain with several fountains and with the image of Maria da Fonte in bronze.

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