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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] The Historic Centre of Guimarães is a World Heritage Site in Braga District, Portugal. The significance of this city is that it was here that the national identity of Portugal came into being.


Guimarães, Portugal
Guimarães, Portugal
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The historic center of Guimarães contains numerous houses and buildings that showcase the evolution of the city from a medieval settlement into a modern town. Many of the buildings are are well preserved, and provide visitors a glimpse into the development of Portuguese architecture from the 15th to the 19th century.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Historic Centre of Guimarães was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 25th session of the World Heritage Committee in Helsinki, Finland, on 11 - 16 December, 2001.

Location: N41 26 26.988 W8 17 41.352 in the province of Minho, Braga District, Portugal.
Inscription Year: 2001
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, III, IV
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