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Pelos caminhos de Portugal - part 5 - Guimarães

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Hello!!! :-)
 
Shall we continue with visiting the North of Portugal? I don't take no for answer... :-D
On the menu for today, as you could see for the title of this post, I have Guimarães ready for you!
Guimarães is a very important city in Portugal as it dates back from the 10th century and is recognized as the cradle of the nation and Portuguese identity. See, quite a big deal, hum?
As you will see in some of the pictures below, the Historic Center is so well preserved that it has been certified as a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO back in 2001.
The feeling we had while walking around Guimarães is that we were being transported to another Era, as everything was so nicely preserved. When we visited the Castle, for a moment I had some Game of Thrones scenes going through my mind... #IamaGoTFan
These pictures are just a little summary of the spots we visited on our first day in town. For the 2nd day, I will write a different post, or else you will get a picture overdose, and we don't want that, right?
Oh, the food over there is delicious!! (will be in a separate post as well)
Let's get started!!
"Here Portugal was born" sign 
Toural's Square | Largo do Tourel 
São Tiago's Square | Praça São Tiago
Oliveria's Square | Largo da Oliveira 
On the way to the Castle 
 THE Castle
Our first King Afonso Henriques | Primeiro Rei de Portugal Afonso Henriques 
 Chilling under the trees!
 Tile work | Azulejos
 Ducal Palace (back) | Palácio dos Duques (traseiras)
Oliveria's Square | Largo da Oliveira  
 Oliveria's Square | Largo da Oliveira 
City walls | Muralhas da cidade

All pictures taken with Samsung A3

Did you like it as much as we did? Then please, come check the blog in the upcoming days as I will post some more sights of Guimarães, including places to eat and suggestions!
See you soon!!!

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