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Igreja de Sao Miguel do Castelo

between Castelo and Paco dos Duques de Braganca, Guimaraes 4810-245, Portugal
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between Castelo and Paco dos Duques de Braganca, Guimaraes 4810-245, Portugal
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

It is below , but part of the castle. The architecture is simple. The inside is rather plain, but the floor is not. The floor is roped off and you walk around the perimeter. That is because many heroes are buried in the floor of...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This small Romanesque church is well worth a short visit. After entering on can walk around the perimeter which ropes off the gravestones set into the floor. There is a small information notice with a plan of the building.

Thank phshanks
Reviewed 17 August 2017

On our walking tour of Guimaraes, we passed by this chapel on our way down to the historic centre. It is an absolute gem!

Thank GerMar60
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The floor is what to look at in this historic chapel. Some of the stones look like from pagan times although they are among the gravestones of more recent times. Allow 15 minutes for this free visit next to the castle.

Thank Day T
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The first king of Portugal, Alfonso Henriques, was baptised in this simple Romanesque chapel in the grounds of the castle. The atmosphere inside is wonderful - the floor is lined with medieval gravestones.

Thank UkOma
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Simple, spare, little Romanesque chapel where the first king of Portugal was baptized. Interesting for its historical value as well as its very pure decor.

Thank Bernard B
Reviewed 24 November 2016

A place that has to visit because it prays the history that was baptized here the first king of Portugal. Small chapel but very pleasant to visit.

Thank Luis Paulo d
Reviewed 20 October 2016

To see it's nothing special, you'll spend little time. It's important for its history. Just behind the ducal palace.

Thank barbara_uNovaGorica
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This small church, where the first king of Portugal was supposedly baptized at, is located between the Castle and Palace. The well preserved sans modern renovations, chapel is worth a brief visit as you immerse yourself in the rich history of Guimaraes.

Thank DP49
Reviewed 16 July 2016

If you are visiting the Ducal Palace and Castle you will most certainly pass this little church. The interior is empty but contains several important stones (with inscriptions). You can walk a round the interior perimeter of the church.

Thank backpacker31
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