Free Tour Guimarães

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Minho
Registered on April 20, 2018

We, Minho Free Walking Tours, are the best free walking tour company in Braga and Guimarães, the main cities of the Minho region. We are also the only one with local guides from Braga and Guimarães! :) You are going to have the best experience! You'll never forget our beautiful region full of green and granite! Minho Free Walking Tours is a local project founded by two history teachers on February 6th, 2016. It started its activity by conducting guided tours in the city of Braga every day, twice a day. Meanwhile, this project has grown, so now it is integrated into a cultural and social cooperative named Minho de Porta Aberta - Cooperativa Cultural e Social, CRL. At this moment, the project developed by locals provides guided tours three times a day in Braga, twice a day in Guimarães (only by reservation), Bom Jesus do Monte (only by reservation), and customized tours. The actual team consists of local resident professionals linked to different areas of knowledge such as History, Archeology, Urbanism, or Cultural Studies. We are available to join you and show you our region from our point of view as locals. Visit us!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

The proud birthplace of Afonso Henriques, Portugal's first independent king (born here in 1110, he later used the city to launch the main Reconquest drive against the Moors), and thus the Portuguese kingdom.
Guimarães has beautifully preserved its illustrious past, its medieval center a maze of streets and picturesque squares framed by 14th-century buildings , while on an adjacent hill stands a 1,000-year-old castle and the enormous palace built by the first Duke of Braganza in the fifteenth century.
Guimarães' glory was recognized in 2001 , when Unesco declared its old center as a World Heritage Site. In 2012, the city was the European Capital of Culture, which has given it a more creative edge.

  • Padrão do Salado
  • Oliveira Church
  • Santa Maria Street
  • Mumadona Dias Square
  • Guimarães Castle
  • Church of S. Miguel
  • Paço dos Duques de Bragança
  • Largo do Carmo
  • Rua das Trinas
  • Santiago Square
  • Largo da Misericórdia
  • Largo do Toural
  • Alfândega Tower

Discover the city of Guimarães with visits organized by Minho Free Walking Tours. The visits to the city center are carried out every day at the available times, according to the previous reservation in GuruWalk.
Look for the guides with the green umbrella. Our team is made up of local, interested and enthusiastic guides, who provide the visitor with unique experiences and promote the history, culture, legends and traditions, as well as the gastronomy of their city.
Our tours can be booked for free, and as it is a free paid tour, at the end of the tour the traveler can pay what he considers our work was worth.

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  • Meeting point:
    Largo da Oliveira, 4810 Guimarães, Po...
    Largo da Oliveira, 4810 Guimarães, Portugal
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    Largo da Oliveira (The guide has a green umbrella)

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Miruna 16 Sep 2023

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Travelled in family - Sep 2023
John was very informative and interacted well with the group.
DANIEL 08 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
la experiencia fue correcta. Quizá al ser pocos el tour fue menos interactivo. Yo creo que dado que Guimaraes es pequeña el tour podría durar menos tiempo (unas 2 horas).
RAQUEL 27 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Me gusto mucho. Perfecto para introducirte y titalmente recomendable. Muchas gracias
Olga 23 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Es un gurú muy bueno, ha explicado todo genial, os lo recomiendo
Rosa 19 Aug 2023

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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
Cristian fue un estupendo guía, un chico muy competente y dándonos mucha información extra, muy completo todo. Gracias
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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