Guimarães – Dangerous Drinks and Pretty Paths in Portugal’s Birthplace

On the rolls of film from summer 2013 that I had developed recently, there’s a good portion of photos from Guimarães, a town we visited after the Douro valley roadtrip and before heading back to the Porto airport. I found it to be incredibly charming and photogenic, with super approachable locals, delicious food, and much sightseeing to do.

Activities included climbing the castle and saying hi to owls and falcons, visiting a completely seemingly out-of-place dive bar on the main square (with drinks named after rock bands), walking the narrow streets for hours, and nurturing our hangovers with orange juice in shady cafés. Even though Guimarães is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it didn’t feel overrun by tourists, and still rather authentic.

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