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Our Wakes: 2015

      Guimarães: (18 April 2015)
100 km from Porto lies the city of Guimarães. This city is considered as the birthplace  of the first king of Portugal Alfonso Henriques I. He also lived there in the 12  century. This city is very well preserved and can only be visited by foot. You will find  several churches but also the impressive palace of the Dukes of Braganza  that has  been restored.  Inside the palace you find ancient tapestry representing some  historical battles. The palace has 3 floors but only  2 can be visited by the public. The  third floor is today reserved for the president of the Republic of Portugal. We also  loved he castle located close to the Duke palace and the church of St Francois as well  as the sacristy that contains many historical artefacts. 
Palace of the Dukesl
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