The Birthplace of Portugal Tour: Guimarães from Braga

Cultural & Theme Tours in The Minho

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Guimarães is one of the most important historical cities in the country, and its historical centre is considered a World Heritage Site. Walk along the crenelles of the imposing 10th century Castle imagining the battles that took place there in Portugal's almost 900-year history. Visit the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança to see the imposing palace that dates back to the 15th century and pay homage to the 1st King of Portugal - D. Afonso Henriques. Then it is time to be swallowed up by the timeless streets of the Medieval Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There, you will live out the stories, the secrets, and taste the gastronomic products that delight the senses of the visitor.
European Capital of Culture (2012), Guimarães is also the cradle of Portuguese nationality. Walk through the battlements of the imposing 13th century Castle. X, imagining the battles that had taken place throughout Portugal's almost 900-year history. Before entering the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança, to visit the imposing palace of the century. XV, we pay homage to the 1st King of Portugal - D. Afonso Henriques - preserved for eternity in the statue of Soares dos Reis.It is then time to venture into the timeless streets of the Medieval Village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There, you will live the stories, the secrets and, also, taste the gastronomic products that delight the senses of your visitor. Along the ancient alleys and sidewalks, which take us to a medieval tale, we will descend Rua de Santa Maria, to find the fantastic Baroque façade of the former convent of Santa Clara, the medieval square of São Tiago and the legendary Largo da Oliveira.When you finish, you will take in the heart the memory of one of the most beautiful cities of Portugal.Upon return, the driver leaves you at your hotel, or other place of your choice.

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Regional products tasting

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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