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Guimarães Free Tour: Birth of a Nation
Take is a small local company that wants to show its cities to the world. We have a team of talented and passionate guides who want to show you the nooks and crannies, secrets and stories of our unforgettable city. Come and discover Lisbon, Porto, Braga and Guimarães and all the charms and charisma of Portugal. 2018, 2019 & 2020 Certificates of Excellence by TripAdvisor.
Guimarães is much more than a city, it is the birthplace of Portugal. With more than 1,000 years of history since the extraordinary Countess Mumadona Dias founded a town, Guimarães is today a return to the medieval past of the Iberian Peninsula and the region of Portucalense. We begin the free tour in the Church of Our Lady of Consolação e Santos Passos, the work of the Baroque architect André Soares, where the famous Gualterian Festivals are celebrated in tribute to São Gualter. Afterward, we approach the city walls and begin our journey into the medieval past. We will pass through wide areas full of history and legends such as Largo do Toural and Praça de Santiago, monuments such as Padrão do Salado or Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira. The visit ends on the way to the castle, where there are 3 of the most important monuments of the founding of Portugal: the Guimarães Castle, the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança and the mythical Chapel of San Miguel. Come and get lost in the middle of the Romanesque facades, the medieval squares and the ancient arches. Our guides, experts in history, are full of secrets to share. Unforgettable.
Please note that we do require a minimum of 5 participants for the tour to take place.
Meeting point:Largo Republica do Brasi 437 4810225 ...Largo Republica do Brasi 437 4810225 Guimares Portugal
Blue umbrella in front of the church of Nossa Senhora da Consolação and Santos Passos
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).