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Centro Historico de Guimaraes

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Address: Guimaraes, Portugal
Phone Number: 936003852
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US$ 98.23*
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Full-Day Tour in Minho with Lunch from Porto
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US$ 148.43*
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Semi-Private Minho City Tour: The Cradle of Portugal
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US$ 58.94*
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Guimarães and Braga Day Trip from Porto Including Porto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Don't miss this town off your trip to Porto

We went for a day by train from Porto. The journey takes about a hour from San Bento station and it cost us pensioners about Euros 7 for both of us. Money well spent because the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a day by train from Porto. The journey takes about a hour from San Bento station and it cost us pensioners about Euros 7 for both of us. Money well spent because the historic centre is so much better than even the guide books describe it as, It is not just the many attractive buildings, but the... More 

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Newark, Notts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful historic centre, lovely buildings, squares and streets, just lovely to wander around, have a coffee or lunch. Fantastic shops too, pricey but good quality.

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LONDON
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Marvellous architecture very reasonably priced restaurants all in all a good place for a day trip. We had a cheese tapas selection sitting in one of the squares. Go in the churches as they are very atmospheric and don't miss the castle

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Old Hunstanton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in Porto and the tourist office recommended a visit to Guimaraes.It's a lovely historic city with plenty of restaurants for lunch. We caught train from S Bento station which took about 1 hour 20 minutes.Easy to find your way around and we didn't need a guide.Tour companies offer day trips to here and Braga which are quite... More 

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São Paulo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the historical center of Guimaraes is very cozy and beautiful. it's small and you can walk around with the children, stop at a pastelaria or the the main square to relax. The square in front of Sao Francisco church is very pretty.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

2 days in Guimaraes, one day for historical part and one day for visiting the superb Park up with the cable car.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The fortress is impressive as it is the site of the birth of the country of Portugal. Portugal,is truly filled with historic sites.

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County Tipperary, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Go in the morning as it was very busy in the afternoon and it was quite warm the day we were there. The furniture and the whole area was kept very well.

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Agia Paraskevi, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

It is an old historic town, with picturesque lanes, churches, and castle. Very clean. You have the oportunity to have a coffee or a sweet.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Very cute old town center with ancient castle ruins, and newer castle/manor house ruins. Easy to spend a whole day wandering around. We enjoyed spending two nights, using the town as home baee for the area.

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