Guimarães: Half-Day Tour
Travel back in time to medieval age on this half-day tour to the historical city of Guimarães.
Visit its castle, the magnificent palace and its historical center with its 17th and 18th century buildings.
- Enjoy the historical center of Guimarães
- Visit the Castle and the Palace
- Learn about Portugal in the same places that history was written
After a complymentary pick up at your centrally located Porto accommodation, you will head to the historical city of Guimarães where, in this four hours tour, you will discover the stories behind the foundation of Portugal.
Arriving into the city of Guimarães you will start by visiting the imposing X century Castle were the first king of Portugal was born, while your guide will explaining you the foundation of Portugal. Visit the “colina real” where you can see the church of “São Miguel do Castelo”, a romanesque chapel where, according to the legend, D.Afonso Henriques – Portugal first king – was baptised.
Plonge in Portugal history while visiting the Palace of Bragança dukes, a fantastic building from the XV century, built by D.Afonso de Bragança to live with is wife D. Constança de Noronha. You will end your visit to Guimarães by visiting its magical historic center where you can admire the XVII and XVIII century buildings and feel like you have been traveling back in time.