About This Listing
In the historic center, the "Casa das janelas tortas" is a charming accommodation in an old building recently renovated. The lodge is across from the walls of The Castle in the center of town, with cafes in the historic old traditional shops, churches, museums, among others. In addition, you can enjoy the magnificent view of the castle walls of Guimarães as the" Palace dos Duques de Bragança" of two quarters. From the accommodation will also have easy access to public transportation. The "Casa das janelas tortas" offers accommodation in two apartements . An ideal accommodation for its location (in town) to discover th beauty of the city of Guimarães was chosen in 2012 for the Capital of Culture!. Do not miss the wide variety of cultural events which will take place in this city during the year 2012! You will find this city simply beautiful!
BBC-TRAVEL and Lonely Planet Said: about Guimarães
"Despite being often overshadowed by Oporto, just 30 minutes to the southwest, it makes sense that this year the committee selected the burgeoning cultural scene of Guimarães in northern Portugal. With around half of its inhabitants under age 30, Guimarães is one of Europe’s youngest cities, both in age and spirit. A boom of contemporary culture in recent years has revived its medieval streetscapes, a World Heritage Site since 2001.
Now the year-long European Capital of Culture program is set to bring even more life to Guimarães. The rich repertoire of events ranges from music, cinema and photography to fine arts, theatre and dance. More importantly, a crop of new openings, sparked and partly financed by the program, is about to give a further boost to the city’s cultural landscape.
Centro Cultural Vila Flor (CCVF) kick-started the city’s cultural revival when it opened in 2005 in a striking modern building added onto a converted 18th-century palace. Events at this culture powerhouse include movie screenings, cafe concerts, theatre and art exhibits. This year, as part of the European Capital of Culture program, CCVF will present the second edition of GUIdance (1 to 11 February), an international dance festival showcasing major contemporary dance companies such as Belgium’s les Ballets C de la B, who are slated to open the festival with the world premiere of their new work, Au-delà.
The Center for Art and Architecture Affairs, unveiled in October 2011 in a former textile factory, is the latest opening in Guimarães. The non-profit collective promotes interaction between various fields of creative expression, including visual arts, design, film, literature, media, performing arts and architecture. Upcoming events on the European Capital of Culture program include a conference focused on the work of John Cage (10 March to 28 April) and Frame Art, a video art and experimental cinema festival (3 May to 8 July).
Plus there is more in the pipeline. Opening in March in a run-down part of town called Couros (named after the area’s once flourishing leather industry) is the Design Institute, a partnership between the municipality, the University of Minho and Portugal’s National Design Association. Its inaugural exhibit, part of the European Capital of Culture program, will focus on product design, specifically the relationship between traditional products and contemporary design.
Another notable opening this year, scheduled for June, is the Platform of Arts and Creativity in a former market, a multipurpose space dedicated to arts and various creative endeavours. It kicks off with an exhibition by Portuguese painter José de Guimarães, with pieces from his private collection of pre-Colombian, African and Chinese art.
The same month will see the opening of the House of Memory, located in an old plastic factory right next door to the Platform. This cultural institution will host an interactive display composed of memory-laden personal items donated by the people of Guimarães. It is designed to tell and preserve the history of the common people, an admirable effort in this world that forgets and changes so quickly."
leave the kitchen as you found it.
don´t disturb the neighbours.
if you make any damage in the apartment let us know it imediattly.
you can´t take more persons to the apartment unless you are authorized.
water is a precious good don´t spend more than you need.
Respeito pelo proximo!!!
Notre hôte a été extrêmement accueillante et disponible. Parlant très bien français nos échanges ont été fluides. Xana est vraiment très agréable et les légumes bio offerts à notre arrivée ont été très appréciés.
Le logement est idéalement placé, le stationnement gratuit à proximité du logement est un plus. Le seul petit point négatif est le manque de lumière ce qui rend l'appartement sombre, mais conforme aux photos ce n'est donc pas une surprise.
Le balcon extérieur a été très utilisé!
Nous recommandons chaleureusement cette location +++
Beautiful city. Neat, old house. Adorable host:)
Accomodations in Guimaraes can be quite cold during winter and early spring.
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About the Host, Xana
We are a family with two twins boys 14 years old (Miguel and Rafael)
We like having people in our house
We have a lot of times ERASMUS students, living with us for a few mouths
We live in the ground floor.
The first and second floor is our guesthouse.
We enjoy traveling, theater, cinema, sports, reading, and we are very happy!
Our house is a medieval house, with more than 300 years old.
Wood floor, recovered antique furniture, with new elements, nice and cozy ambient.