Free Tour Guimaraes Essential

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on June 01, 2019

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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

In our Guimarães Essential Free Tour we will tour the entire historic center of the city, from the most notable monuments such as the Oliveira Church and the Padrón del Salado, to the most picturesque corners such as the Viela da Arrouchela, all with the help of expert guides in local history.

Our tour begins in front of the Alfándega Tower, on which a phrase that defines Guimarães is written: Here Portugal was born. Throughout the tour we will unravel the turbulent medieval history of this city to clarify how much truth there is in that statement.

After visiting the Largo do Toural, we will enter the old walled space of Guimarães and walk through its most iconic streets, such as Rua da Rainha Maria II, until we reach the Oliveira and Santiago squares, meeting ancient palaces, churches and buildings along the way. gardens.

Next, we will ascend to the most monumental space in the city, where we will find the Palace of the Dukes of Bragaça, the Guimarães Castle and the sculpture of the first king of Portugal, Alfonso I, before which we will end our visit.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Tv. de Camões 48, 4810-225 Guimarães,...
    Tv. de Camões 48, 4810-225 Guimarães, Portugal
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    The guide will be in front of the letters "Here Nasceu Portugal", with a light green umbrella.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Largo do Toural
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Rua Rainha Dona Maria II
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Largo da Oliveira
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Praça de São Tiago
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Câmara Municipal de Guimarães
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Statue of Countess Mumadona Dias
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Palacio de los duques de Braganza

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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Isabel 21 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Un genio Rafael!
Itziar 15 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Rafael fue top, con explicaciones muy completas e interesantes y hasta divertidas. Lo recomiendo sin duda, imprescindible para conocer un poquito más la ciudad.
Carmen 14 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
El guía ha realizado un recorrido histórico y espacial por Guimaraes que ha resultado muy ameno incluso en un día lluvioso. Gracias
Analy 12 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
No contestó mi mensaje consultando por el tour, cuando ya estaba confirmado, estando en el lugar indicado al menos 5min antes del inicio. Una pareja que había también reservado, estaban en la misma situación, en el punto de encuentro sin respuesta. Una lastima 😢
Montserrat 23 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Rafael nos hizo un tour muy completo, su conocimiento de la historia de Guimaraes es magnífico. Habla español a la perfección y es muy agradable. Recomendamos a este guía. Muchas 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.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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