"Birthplace of Portugal" Guimar„es by nhcram

Guimar„es Travel Guide: 163 reviews and 539 photos

Guimaraes is considered the original birthplace of Portugal and it was here in 1139 that King Alfonso proclaimed himself king of Portugal and he chose this town as his capital. In December 2001 Guilmaraes was granted a UNESCO world heritage site.
I actually preferred this town to nearby Braga. It is more relaxed and had a much friendlier feel to it.
There is a lovely town square with typical Portugese houses surrounding it.

  • Last visit to Guimar„es: Sep 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2009 at 3:36 PM

    Natalie, I might spend one night in Guimaraes in May before meeting Sonja in Porto. Brilliant photos here. Especially the Toural square looks fabulous.

  • Feb 17, 2008 at 3:53 PM

    I never looked into this place on my visits to Portugal. Looks interesting. Maybe next time!

  • iris2002's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2007 at 4:42 AM

    Oh cool tips - I shall put Guimaraes on my itinerary as we are in Brage anyway :) x

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2007 at 4:16 AM

    Would seem to be an architecturally interesting place. Thanks.

  • Raimix's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2007 at 12:32 PM

    Nice small page! I especially very liked them photo and tip of "Toural square"!

  • alucas's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2007 at 5:21 AM

    Looks an interesting place, and worth a visit.

  • sue_stone's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2006 at 10:18 AM

    Looks like a lovely little place!

  • Nov 26, 2006 at 12:15 PM

    Ohhhh it looks sooo sunny and warm! Lovely little page hun! :)

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2006 at 11:49 AM

    I've been to Guimaraes loooong ago. I'd like to go back there one day. Ciao!


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