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Guimarães is called the “cradle city” due to having been the first capital when Portugal was founded, in 1143. The historic center of Guimarães, an area that was within the walls, was classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001, based on the values of originality and authenticity with which it was recovered. It was also the European Capital of Culture in 2012.
This tour will start at the Castelo de Guimarães, a medieval castle built in the 10th century and strongly linked to the foundation of Portugal, heading to the Paço dos Duques de Bragança, built in the 15th century which is today the Official Residence of the President of the Republic in the North. It continues to the historic center passing by Santa Clara Convent, São Tiago Square, Largo, and Nossa Senhora da Oliveira Church, ending at Nossa Senhora da Consolação and Santos Passos Church (also known as Igreja de Saint Gualter).
As one of the most important cities in Minho, we cannot leave out the gastronomic suggestions. The highlights are the Roasted Cod, the Pica no Chão Rice (Cabidela) and also the convent sweets Toucinho do Céu and the Tortas de Guimarães, which you can enjoy in typical restaurants in the city such as the Restaurant Formigas.
• Departure from the Hotel towards Guimarães
• Guided tour of the city’s historic center
• Return to the hotel
09:00h or 14:00h – Total 4h
You must fill the form on our website, choosing the date and vehicles and proceed with the payment for the wanted service, this being in pre-booking. As soon as we confirm our availability, we will send all the necessary documentation and concluding the reservation.
Payments can be made through credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Maestro or American Express), bank transfer or PayPal.
Regarding to cancellations, the following rules apply
Yes, it is possible to make changes with reasonable advance and always subject to availability. OPOTRAVEL always aims at maximum satisfaction and adapts to the needs of each client.