Best Things to Do in Guimaraes

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  • Guimaraes Castle

    Imposing 12th century castle built on the site of earlier fortifications. The castle was the official royal residence from 1139 until the 13th century. Now classified by UNESCO, as World Heritage

    Guimarães
    Castles
  • Palace of the Dukes of Braganza

    15th century residence of Afonso, Count of Barcelos, the future Dukes of Braganca. Now a National Monument, after years of ruin the palace has been restored to its former glory

    Guimarães
    Palaces and Historic Houses
  • Sameiro Sanctuary - Braga

    Late 19th-century domed church on the outskirts of Braga looking out over the Minho

    Braga
    Churches
  • Bom Jesus do Monte - Braga

    Pilgrimage site with a monumental, Baroque stairway climbing 116 metres up to the impressive church. The truly devoted climb the last section on their knees!

    Braga
    Churches
  • Palácio do Raio - Braga

    Braga's Raio Palace, or Palácio do Raio, was built in the 1750s as the private home of João Duarte de Faria. Although Faria had made considerable wealth as a merchant, he was also a knight of the Military Order of Christ - better known as the...

    Braga
    Museums and Galleries Palaces and Historic Houses
  • Convento Dos Congregados

    Work began on the Basilica of the Igreja dos Congregados in the early 18th century when baroque styling was all the rage. By the time it was finished in the 1960s rococo and neoclassical had been and gone. The result, all the same is a stunning...

    Braga
    Churches
  • Medina Museum - Braga

    Archeological exhibits including Palaeolithic, Neolithic and Bronze age implements, Pre-historic and Luso-Roman pottery. Museum also features part of a Roman Villa in the original location.

    Braga
    Museums and Galleries
  • Medina Museum - Braga

    Collection of works by artist Henrique Medina comprising of portraits, still life and landscapes

    Braga
    Museums and Galleries
  • Igreja de São Paulo - Braga

    The Igreja de São Paulo (St Paul) is a small, austere looking 16th-century church built by the Jesuits. By contrast, the interior is an explosion of lavish baroque

    Braga
    Churches
  • Braga cathedral / Igreja da Sé de Braga.

    Built between 1070 and 1093 on the remains of a Roman temple the Sé has had many facelifts over the years. The present day styling is a mixture of the Gothic and Baroque. Inside is a museum with a collection of relics

    Braga
    Churches

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