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  • Address: R. Conde Dom Henrique, Guimarães, Portugal
  • Hours: Daily 10am-6pm

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Guimarães Castle (Castelo de Guimarães) Tours

Guimaraes Castle is a medieval castle in the city of Guimaraes in the northern part of Portugal. Built in the 10th century to defend against attacks from the Moors and Normans, it was expanded during the early Gothic period of Portuguese architecture. The walls of the castle form a pentagram, with eight rectangular towers, a military square and a central keep, which was added in the 13th century. Visitors can walk along the castle walls and visit the chapel of Sao Miguel inside.

Legend has it that Portugal’s first king was born at Guimaraes Castle and it is considered one of the country’s greatest historical symbols. The castle was declared a national monument in 1910 and the town as a whole is a UNESCO World Heritage site, as well as a former European Capital of Culture. Visitors can stay overnight in a pousada in Guimaraes or visit as a day trip from either Porto or Braga.

Practical Info

The town of Guimaraes is best reached from Porto. From the Porto airport, take the Metro to either the Campanha or Sao Bento stations to catch the train to Guimaraes. Alternatively, a direct bus from the airport runs to Guimaraes multiple times a day, costing around 14 Euro roundtrip. The Rede Expressos bus company also runs buses to Guimaraes from other major cities in Portugal. Guimaraes Castle is located in the center of the town and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Full-Day Tour to Guimarães and Braga from Porto, Porto, null
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Full-Day Tour to Guimarães and Braga from Porto

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This is a full-day tour in a van. It includes a day trip to Guimarães and Braga cities ("Born Jesus"), with lunch in Guimarães.

Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 8 to 9 hrs

From USD $91.97
Braga & Guimarães Tour - Historical Castle, Palace, Cathedral and Lunch included, Porto, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Braga & Guimarães Tour - Historical Castle, Palace, Cathedral and Lunch included

A journey through history from the foundation of Portugal to the establishment of Catholic Empire. Experience the North, Guimarães and Braga, two cities ...  Read more

Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $128.06
Braga and Guimarães Full Day Private Tour from Porto, Porto, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Braga and Guimarães Full Day Private Tour from Porto

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

In this tour we take you to make a cultural journey through two of the most beautiful cities in the country. In order to know the history of Portugal we have ...  Read more

Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $51.80
Braga and Guimarães Small-Group Day Trip from Porto, Porto, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Braga and Guimarães Small-Group Day Trip from Porto

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Visit two important cities for the history of Portugal. Begin with a visit to Braga, known as the Rome of Portugal. Later, stop in Guimarães, or the ...  Read more

Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.95
Minho Experience Private Tour, Porto, Day Trips
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Minho Experience Private Tour

Private full-day tour to Guimarães, the "cradle of Portugal", and Braga, the "Portuguese Rome". During this tour you will visit the Castle ...  Read more

Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $232.83
Porto Combo: Porto City Tour, Aveiro, Costa Nova, Douro, Braga and Guimarães, Porto, Private ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Porto Combo: Porto City Tour, Aveiro, Costa Nova, Douro, Braga and Guimarães

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

A very atractrive Package of 3 days regular tours from Porto for a very interesting price. A maximum of 15 travelers per booking. You won't want to lose ...  Read more

Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $291.04
Porto Combo: Porto City Tour, Braga, Guimarães, Douro, Santiago de Compostela, Aveiro and Costa ... 
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Porto Combo: Porto City Tour, Braga, Guimarães, Douro, Santiago de Compostela, Aveiro and Costa Nova

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

A very atractrive Package of 5 days regular tours (Porto City, Braga/Guimarães, Douro Vinhateiro, Santiago and Aveiro) from Porto for a very interesting ...  Read more

Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $523.87
Guimarães Half Day Tour from Porto, Porto, City Packages
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Guimarães Half Day Tour from Porto

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Delve into ancient Portuguese history on this 4-hour Guimarães tour, from Porto. Explore the city’s well-preserved historical center, a UNESCO World ...  Read more

Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.21
Half-Day Small-Group Tour of Guimarães from Porto, Porto, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Half-Day Small-Group Tour of Guimarães from Porto

Travel back in time on this 4-hour guided tour of the historical cradle of the Portuguese nation, the city of Guimarães. This tour, along with a maximum ...  Read more

Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.39
Guimarães and Braga Day Trip from Porto, Porto, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Guimarães and Braga Day Trip from Porto

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 99 Reviews

Travel north on a day trip from Porto to two of northern Portugal's historic cities, which are currently basking in the European spotlight. First, discover the ...  Read more

Location: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $104.77

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