Medieval town and Unesco World Heritage
According to Unesco, "The historic town of Guimarães is associated with the emergence of the Portuguese national identity in the 12th century. An exceptionally well-preserved and authentic example of the evolution of a medieval settlement into a modern town, its rich building typology exemplifies the specific development of Portuguese architecture from the 15th to 19th century through the consistent use of traditional building materials and techniques. "
Guimarães Castle has been recognized by the "Tourism-Review" magazine one of the 10 best castles in Europe. Don't miss the chance to visit it!
** If you arrive to Oporto by boat, it is also possible to provide transportation, from Oporto harbour, according an extra fee.
Tour starts at Palacio Vila Flor
Nossa Senhora da Oliveira Square
Nossa Senhora da Oliveira Church
Alberto Sampaio Museum
S. Francis church
Tour ends at Sra da Consolação e Santos Passos church
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At the Main Square ( Toural); if you are staying at a hotel in the city center or if you are arriving by train, or bus, I can meet you there too.
If you are at Oporto and wish transportation from there, please let me know and I will arrange that.
End location: At the Main Square ( Toural ), or some where else you would prefer.
Duration: 4 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 € - Museum, Castle and Dukes Palace entrances
I am not an official guide, therefore I will not be able to guide you inside of specific historical monuments.