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Guimarães Castle

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Guimarães Castle
Location
4810- GUIMARÃES
District:Braga
County :Guimarães
Parish:Oliveira do Castelo
Contacts Tel:253412273
Fax:253517201
Email:pduques@culturanorte.pt

Guimarães Castle is symbolically linked to the foundation of the Kingdom of Portugal, despite the fact that it was built before that period, dating back to Mumadona Countess (in the end of the 10th century). Strategically located, this castle rises upon the historical centre at the top of a hill. The current building is the result of succeeding reconstructions that began in the second half of the 13th century, only ending in the National Monuments campaign carried out in the 40’s in the 20th century. D. Henrique and D. Teresa, parents of th first King of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques, have lived here. The wall has eight towers with battements, delimiting a patio. In the middle of this patio, you will find the imposing 27m high keep.

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Closing days: Does not close

Observations: Free Entry. Last admission will be at 12:00 during the morning and 17:00 ini the afternoon. Closed on 1 January, Easter Sunday, 1 May and 25 December.

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

MORE INFORMATION

Closing days: Does not close

Observations: Free Entry. Last admission will be at 12:00 during the morning and 17:00 ini the afternoon. Closed on 1 January, Easter Sunday, 1 May and 25 December.

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

Localização
4810- GUIMARÃES
Distrito:Braga
County:Guimarães
Parish:Oliveira do Castelo
Contactos Tel:253412273
Fax:253517201
Email:pduques@culturanorte.pt
pduques.imc-ip.pt

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

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