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One-day trips from Porto: #3 Guimarães

If you come to Porto and stay for a while, our advice is: enjoy visiting the neighboring cities. The northern region of Portugal is rich in landscapes and history. Although Porto is the most prestigious place, there are places very close that are totally worth knowing. Today’s place is: Guimarães.


Guimarães is a city that belongs to Braga District. It had a fundamental role in the formation of Portugal and is therefore nicknamed the “birthplace city”. The historic center is considered a Cultural Heritage of Humanity. It is definitely a city you cannot miss.

How to get to Guimarães

It is possible to go to Guimarães by various means of transport. The cheapest is the bus or train, but if you prefer to be comfortable at the times, it is best to travel by car!

Bus: 4 to 10€

Train: 4 to 6€

Car: 6 to 10€


What to do in Guimarães


Guimarães is a beautiful city, full of history and places to visit. The top 3 we recommend is Guimarães Castle, the palace of the Dukes of Bragança and Largo do Toural.

We suggest getting lost in the city, and discover its nooks!

What to eat in Guimarães

One of the wonders of Portugal is its cuisine, in Guimarães try the typical dishes of the city (we give it the name in Portuguese so there are no mistakes).

  • Rojões
  • Roasted Lamb
  • Turnip soup


We hope you have fun!

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Bonjour Porto!