Hotel Guimaraes


Guimarães is the Cradle of Portugal, full of Cultural History. This Medieval Town was classified in 2001 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Guimarães, a city of medieval origin, has its roots in the remote 10th century.

It was at this time that Countess Mumadona Dias, widow of Hermenegilde Mendes, ordered the construction of a monastery, which became a centre of attraction and led to the settlement of a group of people.

Hotel Guimaraes

At the same time, in defence of the settlement, Mumadona built a castle a short distance away, on the hill, thus creating a second attachment point. Connecting the two nuclei, the Rua de Santa Maria was formed. Later the Monastery became a Collegiate Church and acquired great importance due to the privileges and donations that the kings and nobles had granted it. It became a famous pilgrimage sanctuary and believers came from all over with prayers and promises.

The village gradually expanded and became organized, being then surrounded by a wall that characterizes the Cidade-Berço.