"Where a country was born" Guimarães by J_Antunes
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World heritage site by UNESCO Guimarães, the rival town of Braga (exacerbated by the soccer matches) is a lovely town with a beautiful city centre crowned by a castle, a palace many churches, manor houses and museums. A cable car connects the city to the top of mountain where a beautiful landscape can be seen. Outside the city centre, but not far away there are still quaint paths through farms and old houses fields and old washing basins that give to the city an peculiar look.
With 52.000 people Guimarães is an important city in the north of Portugal in the centre of an active industrial area that is losing strenght.
Guimarães is the cradle of Portugal it was here the first headquarter of the Condado Portucalense the first name of Portugal. It was in this land that Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal, was baptized and some believe he was born here. It was also a nevralgic centre for the conquest of the area that today is Portugal to the moorish.
- Pros:Beautiful city centre
- In a nutshell:Guimarães is a beautiful town full of history and a landmark of the portuguese history.
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