Guimarães The Essential
Portugal's original capital and cradle of the nation in the 12C, this is one of the most attractive towns in the north of the country; the average age of the population is one of the youngest in Europe. Its medieval historic centre is a well-restored collection of architecturally harmonious buildings, granted Unesco World Heritage site status in 2001. Dominated by its imposing castle, the town is also a dynamic commercial centre, primarily engaged in the textile sector.
Penha is located at the summit of the