Guimarães, birthplace of Portugal, is a unique city distinguished by its famous historical center but also by an intense cultural and artistic activity. A city open to the world but holding in its people the deep traces of an ancient identity. Permanent stage of the joy and vivacity of contagious traditional parties such as the Gualterianas or the Nicolines, but also of the contemporaneity of vibrant modern festivals like GuiDance, Manta Festival, NocNoc or Guimarães Jazz.
Mandatory to visit: Guimarães Castle, the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança, the medieval squares, the centenary churches. A cable car ride to Parque da Penha with the breathtaking views from the viewpoint. Immerse yourself in culture in the Platform of Arts and Creativity, the Vila Flor Cultural Center, or in the House of Memory. To recover the energy after so much revelry, nothing like experiencing the sweet and savory delicacies that are the mark of a true “Minho” city. And to never forget the “vimaranense” lands and people, nothing like discovering the “Cantarinha dos namorados”, the pieces of wrought iron, the typical embroideries or the sweet “Tortas de Guimarães”.