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Guimarães Recommended Recommended : Michelin's recommendations


Portugal’s original capital and cradle of the nation in the 12C, this is one of the most attractive towns in the north of the country; the average age of the population is one of the youngest in Europe. Its medieval historic centre is a well-restored collection of architecturally harmonious buildings, granted Unesco World Heritage site status in 2001. Dominated by its imposing castle, the town is also a dynamic commercial centre, primarily engaged in the textile sector.

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Tourist attractions Guimarães : Things to see and do

  • Historic centre Recommended Recommended

    Praça de San Tiago P - 4810 Guimarães

    This district, which has retained its originality, lends itself to idle strolls through the large avenues and maze of streets linking squares bordered by old houses.

  • Praça de San Tiago Interesting

    Praça de San Tiago P - 4810 Guimarães

    This square, bordered by old corbelled houses surmounted by a wide canopy of roofs, has a medieval charm.

  • Alberto Sampaio Museum Interesting

    R. Alfredo Guimarães P - Guimarães

    Located in the convent of Our Lady of the Olive Tree, this museum was revamped in 2004. The 13C Romanesque cloister has some interesting capitals and the chapter house has a fine 18C coffered ceiling. Other rooms feature a 16C Manueline cross in work..

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Hotels Guimarães

  • Hotel da Oliveira Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Largo da Oliveira - Rua de Santa Maria P - 4810-443 Guimarães

    Prix Prices from : 74 €

  • Hotel Mestre de Avis

    Rua D. Joao I 36-44 P - 4810-422 Guimarães

    Located in a renovated building in the historic centre of Guimarães, this hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV. Guimarães Castle is 10-minute walk away. The rooms at Hotel Mestre De Avis come with large windows and parquet floors. Ea..

  • Hotel Toural Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Largo A L Carvalho P - 4800-153 Guimarães

    Prix Prices from : 60 €

    Situated in the historic city centre of Guimarães, Hotel Toural offers spacious rooms with satellite TV and air conditioning, only a 10-minute walk from Guimarães Castle. Free parking is available. The rooms of Toural Hotel are decorated with wooden..

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Restaurants Guimarães

  • Quinta de Castelães Comfortable restaurant 

    Lugar de Castelães P - 4805-339 Guimarães

    This restaurant occupies an old farmhouse, where a rustic feel and lots of stone are very much to the fore. In addition to its extensive regional and traditional menu, the restaurant also hosts regular two week-long themed food events.

  • Pousada de Santa Marinha Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    P - 4810-011 Guimarães

  • S. Gião Comfortable restaurant 

    Rua Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas 56 P - 4815-270 Moreira de Cónegos

    Traditional cooking is the order of the day in this restaurant with a wood oven and its own smoked products. The large windows in the open dining room offer views of the surrounding mountains.

  • Histórico by Papaboa Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Rua de Valdonas 4 P - 4800-476 Guimarães

    An aristocratic 17C mansion whose most impressive features are its tower and delightful patio-terrace. It has several dining rooms: the main one is rustic-modern in style, and the remainder are very much palatial in feel. The well-prepared traditiona..

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