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LIVE from the Camino Guimarães - an overlooked gem!

Vacajoe

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2019
Three Caminos (Torres, Braga Variant, Portuguese Central) run through or close to this Portuguese city and yet no one ever sings its praises! So I’m here to tell you: GO VISIT GUIMARÃES!!!! So much history, beautiful squares, lovely restaurants, and everything else you want when visiting Portugal without the tourist crowds of Porto or Lisbon. If you are walking through on a Camino, though, try to schedule two nights there to take it all in.

You can thank me later… 😎
 
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I love Guimaraes!!! Not from the
Camino, but from my travels through Portugal… such a beautiful city with rich history! If it’s on the way, I highly recommend it!
 

Corned Beef

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VDLP 9/2022
There are bus trips from Porto to Guimaraes (and Braga) if you have time or if you add in a few days for Guimaraes, Braga and Porto too.

Rail travel (Comboios de Portugal) will cost you about €3 and takes an hour.
 

jungleboy

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A few in the past; more in the future!
I’ve been to Guimarães twice recently and agree that it’s a little gem! Here are a couple of pictures to illustrate @Vacajoe’s points:

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The church of St. Michael in Guimarães, Portugal, dating to the 13th century but according to legend, several hundred years older than that and the place of baptism of Portugal’s first king Afonso Henriques.

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The Torre de Menagem (keep) of the 10th-13th century castle in Guimarães, where Portugal was born.
 
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Three Caminos (Torres, Braga Variant, Portuguese Central) run through or close to this Portuguese city and yet no one ever sings its praises! So I’m here to tell you: GO VISIT GUIMARÃES!!!! So much history, beautiful squares, lovely restaurants, and everything else you want when visiting Portugal without the tourist crowds of Porto or Lisbon. If you are walking through on a Camino, though, try to schedule two nights there to take it all in.

You can thank me later… 😎
Oh, yes!
 

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