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The best things to do in Guimarães

The small Portuguese town of Guimarães is located in the north of the country. When deciding what to do in Guimarães, you might want to start start with the Sacred Hill. It is certainly the most famous and historical of the Guimarães attractions and is a must visit.

Other important places to visit in Guimarães are the Castelo de Sao Manede, the church of San Miguel do Castelo, and the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza. The visit to San Miguel do Castelo is free and open daily. From its battlements you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city.

In the old town are loads of other things to do in Guimarães. The former convent of Santa Clara is now the city hall, and its main facade is one of the most emblematic images of Guimarães. Inside is an attractive cloister. Strolling through the city you should walk the Rua Santa Maria. It is a narrow paved road that concentrates all the charm of old Portugal and is a must on the list of things to see in Guimarães. Continue along the Plaza de Oliveira, which has a beautiful atmosphere, and visit the Church of Our Lady of Oliveira. Also look around the Salado Monument, which commemorates the Portuguese victory in the battle and is important among the range of Guimarães attractions.

Finally, other Guimarães activities to be noted include a contemplation of the city walls, dating from the fourteenth century and adorned with a slogan that says, "Here was born Portugal". Book in advance and enjoy all the stuff to do in Guimarães.
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