Guimarães is a city and municipality located in northern Portugal, in the district of Braga. The city has a population of 52,181 inhabitants. The population of the municipality in 2011 was 158,124.
It’s known for well-preserved medieval buildings like the hilltop, 10th-century Guimarães Castle, with its sweeping city views. The restored Dukes of Bragança Palace, built in the style of a French chateau, has a museum showcasing furniture, tapestries and weapons. Between the palace and the castle is the Romanesque São Miguel do Castelo Church, built in the 13th century.