Free Tour Guimarães

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

Minho Free Walking Tours owes its name to the region where it operates: Minho, the North West of Portugal. At the moment we have tours available in the cities of Braga and Guimarães and we only work with local guides. In that, we are the only ones who work like this 😊 We love our region and our people! We are also the first in the city of Braga. This company started in 2016, with 2 History teachers and now we have a cooperative of guides, so we also do personalised tours and tours for travel agencies. We have in our team resident professionals linked to different areas of knowledge, such as History, Urbanism, Heritage and Archaeology.

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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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What will we visit on this tour?

  • 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)

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Largo da Oliveira
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Câmara Municipal de Guimarães
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Statue of Countess Mumadona Dias
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Muralha de Guimarães
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Palacio de los duques de Braganza
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Castelo de Guimarães
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Statue - D. Afonso Henriques
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Praça de São Tiago
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Largo do Toural
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Aqui Nasceu Portugal
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Church of São Francisco

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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Fina 06 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Excelente tour , ameno , enriquecedor y muy didáctico
Carlos 05 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Tour muy ameno
Antonella 01 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
João fue un excelente guía. Tiene mucho conocimiento y ganas de compartirlo. Por la lluvia, fui la única que se presentó el día del tour, así que terminó siendo un tour personalizado y João tuvo muy buena predisposición. Muy recomendable.
Lucia 01 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Guia ameno y profesional, a pesar de la intensa lluvia.
Lyndon 31 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Informative tour which was enjoyable despite the weather being poor on the day. Guide was knowledgeable and informative.
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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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