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Guimarães Castle: MN, the primitive castle dates back to the 10th century and was ordered built by the Countess Mumadona. In the 11th century, the Count D. Henrique and D. Teresa moved to Guimarães and had it enlarged. S. Miguel Church or Chapel: MN, early 12th century romanesque style construction. This chapel has great symbolism due to its historical ties to the foundation of our nation and because this was where D. Afonso Henriques was baptized. Santa Cruz Chapel: IIP, next to the Castle, it dates from the year 1639. Dukes of Bragança Palace: MN, 15th century manor house. After some important construction between 1937 and 1959, it was transformed into a museum and opened to the public. S. Dâmaso Church: its construction began in the early 17th century, but was only concluded during the next century. The altar pieces and tiles that decorate the church’s interior are noteworthy. Santa Clara Convent: the building currently houses the City Hall and the Alfredo Pimenta Municipal Archive; it was one of the Guimarães richest convents and dates back to the 16th century. Santiago Square: on this square’s site there once existed a pagan temple where it is said that S. Tiago placed a statue dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Although it has undergone many modifications over time, the actual square still retains its medieval features.  N. Sra. da Oliveira Church: MN, was ordered built by D. João I in the late 14th century, after a promise made to Virgem de Oliveira, due to the Aljubarrota victory. Salado or N. Sra. da Vitória Monument: MN, gothic porch built during the reign of D. Afonso IV, to celebrate the Salado Battle. Old City Hall: MN, 14th century building, from the D. João I era. It was remodelled in the early 17th century by the architect João Lopes de Amorim. Next door you’ll find the Alberto Sampaio Museum. By the Museum, the N. Sra. da Guia Stone Cross, classified as MN. Misericórdia Church: IIP, renaissance style building, built in the late 16th century. The 18th century main altar is striking. S. Domingos Church: gothic structured temple from the late 14th century, with a baroque portico (1770). This church was ceded to the S. Domingos Third Order by Queen D. Maria II, in 1851; during the 20th century it became S. Paio’s parish church. It is IIP and the cloister is also classified as MN. Next to this church is the Martins Sarmento Archaeological Museum. S. Pedro Church: although it was ordered built in 1737, the church was only concluded during the 20th century. S. Francisco Church: gothic origin temple that underwent several changes over time. The chancel`s “joanino” altarpiece is the most important work of its kind existing in Guimarães; IIP. Also considered IIP are their Frescoes and the Stone Cross situated opposite. Church and Shrines of N. Sra. Da Consolação e Santos Passos: IIP, also known as St. Gualter Church. Guimarães Walls: MN, first line of the walls from Guimarães city.

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