Guimaraes

The Forgotten Statues of Guimaraes

January 21, 2013 Jack 0

Search for information on statues in the historic Portuguese city of Guimaraes and the chances are you’ll be faced by an aggressive looking guy wielding a… […]

Europe

Pousada de Santa Marinha, Guimarães

May 5, 2012 Andy 0

An imposing, former 12th century monastery where original, 18th century Azulejos tiles, Moorish architecture and monks’ cells have been given an award winning architectural makeover … […]

Food and drink

Café Society in Guimaraes

January 21, 2012 Andy 0

The line between bars and cafés in Guimaraes, and indeed in Porto, is distinctly blurred. Having been brought up in a pub culture where bars serve alcohol by default and coffee by exception, it was a novelty to see alcohol drinkers in cafés and coffee sippers in bars. […]

Guimaraes

Being Enchanted by Misty Mount Penha in Guimarães

January 12, 2012 Jack 0

There’s something about sitting in a flimsy cabin heading into a thick shrouded blotting out the landscape that sends a thrill skipping down the spine, especially as there was no one else making the trip into the unknown… […]

Guimaraes

Villa Hotel, Guimarães

January 11, 2012 Andy 0

A chic, boutique hotel in easy strolling distance of the historic centre, spitting distance of the railway station and perfectly positioned for exploring all parts of Guimarães. […]

Guimaraes

Nightlife in Guimarães

January 11, 2012 Jack 0

There’s a bit of a blur between coffee shops, cafés and bars in Portugal with some places having a different personality after dark. Most cafés in Guimarães sell beer, wine and spirits. […]

Food and drink

Food & Restaurants in Guimarães

January 10, 2012 Jack 4

From sausages that aren’t sausages, pastries that look as though one bite could pile on the pounds, snack foods galore in cosy cafés and sophisticated fare in stylish restaurants… […]