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Preparing your trip to Guimaraes: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Guimaraes 1. It's best to exchange currency in specialized offices located at the airport. The rate may vary from bank to bank, it is also worth paying attention to the amount of the commission. Banks are open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekdays.
2. Going to supermarkets and large shopping malls, prepare some national currency. US dollars are accepted in some markets and private shops. You can withdraw money from the card at "multibancos" ATMs standing next to each branch bank and operating 24 hours a day.
3. In large shopping centers, hotels and restaurants, there is a possibility to pay with a credit card. American Express, MasterCard and Visa cards are universally accepted, so it's not necessary to carry large amounts of cash.
4. In most restaurants and cafes, service charges are included in the total bill. In this case, the resulting amount is usually rounded up to any convenient number. It's also customary to tip taxi drivers, guides or hotel maids.
5. To show respect for local customs and win the favor of local people, be sure to learn a few phrases in Portuguese. It is worth noting that in hotels of the highest category, elite restaurants, and shopping malls, the staff necessarily speaks foreign languages. Copyright
6. Shops open at 9:00-10:00 am and receive customers until 7:00 pm. A small lunch break is possible at midday, Saturday is considered a shortened working day, and Sunday is a day-off.
7. Shoppers should pay special attention to clothing and footwear made from locally produced leather, which is distinguished by high quality and reasonable prices. No less popular souvenirs include jewelry, ceramics and alcoholic drinks produced in local factories.
Guimaraes is not distinguished by an abundance of large shopping centers and long streets with boutiques, however, interesting places for shopping can be found here. Centro Comercial São … Open
8. Foreign tourists may find some traditional dishes quite exotic, so before making an order be sure to ask your waiter about their taste and ingredients. Waiters in local restaurants have long been used to serving foreigners, so they are happy to help you choose the right dish and answer all your questions.
9. It is convenient to travel around the city by public transport, and sightseeing bus tours are popular among tourists. You can learn more about them at any travel agency.
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What to visit being in Guimaraes - unique sights

Stone House

From the series “The Most Bizarre and Fancy Living Houses”
It must be noted that the house also has the comfortable adjoining territory. In the so-called inner courtyard is the beautiful recreation zone equipped with the swimming pool. The house is surrounded by beautiful plant and flower compositions. Remarkable that the exact history of house construction is unknown. According to one of the versions, it is the project of a promising designer who wanted to remain anonymous. According to another version, the construction of the house in the stone was a natural pursuit to save on the building materials. … Read further

Santa Catarina Street

From the series “Top 13 Most Fantastic and Colorful Streets and Quarters”
The pedestrian street starts near the train station. That's a real pleasure to walk there. Tourists go there in search of unusual gifts, jewelry and apparel. Locals love to relax in local cafes and restaurants where the most popular national food can be tasted. The legendary Café the Majestic serving delicious cakes is situated there. Many shops and restaurants are open until late at night. … Read further

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