Carlos Carvalho: The gambeson of D. João I and the silver gilt triptych offered by this king to the Colegiada de N.Srª da Oliveira (14th century) are the most emblematic pieces and the ones that “deserve every visit”.
Carlos Carvalho: The current walls of the city are remnants of those that encircled Guimarães during the reign of Kings Dom Dinis and Dom João I, in the 14th and 15th centuries. Some say they are from the 10thcentury.
Carlos Carvalho: The Paço dos Duques de Bragança, built in the 15th century by the then-future duke Dom Afonso, shows elements of architectural styles common in the great manor houses and palaces of northern Europe.
Carlos Carvalho: The castle was built in the 10th century by the Countess Mumadona.The history of the castle is linked with the founding of Portugal. Within its walls lived generations of ancestors to the first King.
Carlos Carvalho: The former textile factory ASA is reborn as a true cultural nest. the space is reborn as a center with exhibition spaces, performative production and representation at international level.
Carlos Carvalho: The museum holds important collections on the pre-Roman Castreja culture as well as other archaeological items,sections on ancient sculpture,Latin inscriptions,pre-and proto-historic pieces and coins.
Carlos Carvalho: Initiated in 1769,was probably the last work conceived by André Soares,who took the potentialities of the Baroque and best interpreted the possibilities and limits of a rococo of Catholic expression.
Carlos Carvalho: Gothic Temple from scratch, much altered over time mostly during the XVIII century. It has in its chapel, the most notable Guimarães Johannine altarpiece and has beautiful golden engravings.
EN 153, Km 55 - São Salvador de Briteiros, Guimarães, Braga
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Carlos Carvalho: Archaeological ruins of a primitive human settlement are testament of the existence of the pre-Roman. Artifacts taken from the site can be seen at the Museum Martins Sarmento Society in Guimarães.