Torre da Alfândega - Aqui Nasceu Portugal

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".


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…

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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