City Guide & Suggestions
Fancy a tour of Guimarães? Founded over a thousand years ago, "Vimaranes", as it was then known, was the cradle of the nation and is one of Portugal's oldest and most charming cities. It has been the site of many key events in the country's history. It was the birthplace, for example, of Portugal's first king, Afonso Henriques. Discover the historic relics, iconic monuments, flower-filled squares and relaxing pavement cafes – discover all of the charms of Guimarães, European Capital of Culture 2012.