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Best things to do in Guimarães

Church
“Lovely for a relaxed walk on a sunny day. Here you can find a stairway with more than 500 steps leading from the base of the hill up to the church. You can always use the oldest working lift in the world using nothing more than water to move up and down. The view of the city from there is amazing.”
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Church
“nesta area existem vários bares e cafes para sair à noite e conviver. >This neighbourhood offers several bars and cafes to hang out”
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Theater
“ sometimes only, there's cinema otherwise, concerts, but should't miss a guided tour to see it's beauty inside”
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Establishment
“ The Castle of Guimarães, with origins in the X century, is undoubtedly the most famous castle of Portugal. In these millenarian walls is written the history of the birth of Portugal as an independent nation. It is considered one of the 7 wonders of Portugal.”
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Shopping Mall
“There you have a lot of brands (Lacoste, Swatch, Primark, etc) you have a place for eat with a lot of variety.”
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Creperie
“Guimarães is considered the birthplace of Portugal because Afonso Henriques, who went on to be the first king of Portugal, was born here. The historical centre in the area that was within the Guimarães city walls, is associated with the formation and identity of Portugal, and was classified a World Heritage site based on the originality and authenticity applied in its restoration. Only 41 km”
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Plaza
“Known as the religious city of Portugal enriched with cathedrals like Se, Bom Jesus, Sameiro and the romantic love gardens.”
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Church
“One of the most iconic religious point of the country. From there you have an amazing view of the city.”
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Bus Station
“One of the wonders of Braga. Amazing for families to pass a great day with an amazing view to the city.”
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Park
“ Jardim formal do palácio arcebispal, com formas geométricas em redor de uma fonte com a estátua de uma santa.”
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Art Museum
“O Palácio dos Biscaínhos tem um ilustre jardim perfeito para um pic-nic ou relaxar ao som dos passarinhos e no meio de um ambiente totalmente verde, lado a lado com a natureza. ”
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Museum
“O Paço dos Duques de Bragança (tipicamente designado de apenas Paço dos Duques) foi construído no século XV, em Guimarães, por D. Afonso, 1.º duque de Bragança para a sua amante. Quando estivesse o rei com esta, já tinha uma residência luxuosa para os dois. O estilo borgonhês deste palácio reflecte os seus gostos, adquiridos nas viagens pela Europa, ainda que o aspecto actual tenha sido recriado, de forma polémica, durante o Estado Novo. ENTRADA GRATUITA PRIMEIRO DOMINGO DE CADA MÊS.”
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Neighborhood
“A Natural Park, right on the top of the city with an amazing view to everywhere the eye can see. Very quiet, for some relaxation. Some nice places to eat, however quite hidden. look for it”
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Café
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“Its one of the most charismatic coffe of the city. Located in the center is recognised because of the quality of the coffe (mostly).”
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Nightclub
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“This is the club to go if you are not a kid anymore (28 and older), Elegant dress code, comercial music, nice decoration, good service and quite central. ”
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Mediterranean Restaurant
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“ Museu com uma variedade de itens escavados utilizados entre o Paleolítico e a Idade Média.”
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