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).


Rua do Anjo, 15


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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…

Edifício da Misericórdia de Guimarães

In this building, the 17th century two-storey cloister, with carved panels with paintings and painted ceilings. The classification covers the century part, inc…

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