Things to see and do - Guimarães
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Guimarães Travel guide
Guimarães : 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.
Tourist attractions Guimarães : Things to see and do
Praça de San Tiago
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
This square, bordered by old corbelled houses surmounted by a wide canopy of roofs, has a medieval charm.
R. Alfredo 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..
Largo da Oliveira - Rua de Santa Maria P - 4810-443 Guimarães
Prix Prices from : 71 €
The Hotel da Oliveira is within the historical Guimarães city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Guimarães Castle, the city’s most iconic landmark is 150 metres away. The air-conditioned rooms at the Hotel da Oliveira all feature a private ba..
Largo A L Carvalho P - 4800-153 Guimarães
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..
Rua Francisco Agra, 100 P - 4500-157 Guimarães
Prix Prices from : 65 €
Located 500 metres from Guimarães historic city centre, considered World Heritage Site since 2001, Santa Luzia ArtHotel welcomes guests with a restaurant and bar. The hotel has a seasonal outdoor pool, children's playground and sun terrace, and guest..
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.
Rua do Bom Viver 26 (Urgezes Guimarães) P - 4810-030 Guimarães
This restaurant occupies a contemporary chalet on one of the hills on the outskirts of Guimarães. Updated traditional cuisine and good views.
P - 4810-011 Guimarães
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..