Places to Visit

Guimarães is known as the “Cidade Berço” of Portugal. The Historic Center, exemplarily rehabilitated, was distinguished and classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2001. Its cultural and artistic dynamics were recognized with the completion of the event “European Capital City of Culture”, in 2012, boosting tourism and local creativity.


The closest airport to Guimarães is in OPorto.
Here there are several options to travel to Guimarães such as Bus, Train, Flixbus and Taxi Transfers or Uber

The center of Guimarães has a variety of hotels and local accommodation that are very close to the various areas of interest and also to the Jordão Theatre. Below, we suggest several accommodations so that you can plan your visit.



  • Hotel de Guimarães
  • Hotel Fundador
  • Hotel Ibis Guimarães
  • Stay Hotel Guimarães Centro
  • Hotel Mestre de Avis
  • Hotel D. João IV
  • EMAJ Boutique Hotel

Historic center

  • Hotel Toural
  • Hotel da Oliveira
  • Santa Luzia ArtHotel

Out of city center

  • Hotel Vila
  • Hotel do Paço

Local Accommodation and Hostels:

  • PR Suites
  • Hostel Prime Guimarães
  • Trovador City Guest House
  • HI Guimarães – Pousada da Juventude
  • Residencial Casinha Historica
  • Santiago 31 Hostel
  • Guimarães Studio Lounge
  • GuimaGold
  • Guimyguest – Studios and Apartments

Places to Visit

The Jordão Theater is a beautiful historic building that was very recently rehabilitated. The space includes an auditorium with 400 seats and there will be installed the Music School of the Valentim Moreira de Sá Academy (Guimarães Conservatory) and the Performing and Visual Arts course at the University of Minho. 

The Jordão Theater is located in the historic center of Guimarães, very close to some important spaces for the city such as Largo do Toural, Largo da Oliveira, Castelo e Guimarães, Paço dos Duques, Vila Flor Cultural Center, Centro Internacional das Arts José de Guimarães, among others, and 20 minutes from the Penha Sanctuary, religious symbol of Guimarães and monument of singular beauty and architectural value.