Guimarães is a town with a glorious historical past, whose history is linked to the founding of Portugal’s national identity and to the Portuguese language in the 12th century.
The historical centre in the area that was within the Guimarães city walls, associated with the formation and identity of Portugal. It was classified a World Heritage site based on the originality and authenticity applied in its restoration.
For a moment you might imagine yourself in a mediaeval setting that gives Guimarães its unique atmosphere.
Guimarães was the European Capital of Culture in 2012 and the European City of Sport in 2013.