Cultour

Guided visits by architects to architectural works

Guimarães

Arranque da Avenida do Brasil e topo Nascente da Alameda de S. Dâmaso | CE-EAUM, Maria Manuel Oliveira | Guimarães | © Rita Burmester
Terreiro de S. Francisco | CE-EAUM, Maria Manuel Oliveira | Guimarães | © Rita Burmester
Praça do Toural | CE-EAUM, Maria Manuel Oliveira | Guimarães | © Rita Burmester
Praça do Toural | CE-EAUM, Maria Manuel Oliveira | Guimarães | © António Amaro das Neves
Praça do Toural | CE-EAUM, Maria Manuel Oliveira | Guimarães | © CE-EAUM
Alameda de São Dâmaso | CE-EAUM, Maria Manuel Oliveira | Guimarães | © CE-EAUM
© CE-EAUM

Guimarães is one of the oldest testimonies of our urbanity and, simultaneously, one of the best and more alive examples of urban renewal.

We will come to understand why the title 'birthplace of Portugal' is so appropriate. We will have contact with those self-disciplined experiences which have led this city to be considered a World Heritage Site, We will absorb the city, journeying through open spaces, squares and streets, feeling comfortably at home, thanks to the generous hospitality of this Minho Province city which is the same as travelling through Medieval times, Renaissance, Baroque and Romanticism, while living in harmony with the contemporaneity.

This is a testimony of a population, who has always cared for the city; because, as Fernando Távora states: “the defence of patrimonial values is never a passive act of receiving and preserving but a creative act of conceiving”.