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Top sigths of Portugal

The Lisbon Oceanarium remains one of the most visited entertainment centers in the capital, where visitors can see more than 15 thousand marine creatures. There is a giant aquarium in the central part of the complex. The capacity of the aquarium is 4 million litres, and that makes it the second largest aquarium in the world, with the aquarium in Japan being the first one. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Guimaraes

Shopping, streets and outlets

Among souvenir shops, 9 Séculos is one of the most famous. It is housed in a historic building. During the reconstruction it retained stone walls with rough finish, which are now an important part of the interior. The choice of souvenirs is very large, from unique paintings and postcards, to tea and chocolate of local production. They sell great accessories in vintage style. You can choose a beautiful photo frame, … Open

Hotels with history of Guimaraes

The beautiful building of the former Augustinian monastery was chosen as the location of the Pousada Mosteiro de Guimaraes which was founded in the 12th century. Its scenery is also full of historical luxury; the building has both stone and wooden poles, skillful painting on the walls and ceiling, all preserved. The historic furniture and old carpets help lay emphasis on the atmosphere. A charming courtyard with … Open

Advices for travellers

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 … Open

Active recreation

Those wishing to party all night will find facilities to their liking in the cradle of Portuguese statehood. For example, those who prefer quiet and relaxed time in a bar will appreciate Convívio Bar Associativo, fans of great cocktails should be advised to visit Poncha's Madeira Bar, while Marau's Bar can be a perfect choice for those who want to dance to incendiary bits all night long. Bar Cara & Coroa will … Open

Festivals and events in Guimaraes

The city has two interesting festivals related to students. The first one takes place in late November and is called the Nicolini Festivals. At this time, at night you can see the colorful procession with the so-called "pine" followed by a week of parties. Then Maçãzinhas starts, which always falls on December 6. This is a kind of invitation for a date - during the festival, girls play the role of a window or … Open

Hotels for romantic escape

The mini-hotel Casa Dos Pombais is another fine establishment located near outstanding historical sights. It is also ready to offer guests three comfortable rooms, all decorated in a romantic style and having stylish, antique mahogany furniture. The hotel makes available a banquet hall should you want to host an event, and in the warmer months, guests can organize an outdoor celebration in the garden. The … Open

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