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Porto and the North of Portugal

Portugal was born in the North and the rich cultural heritage of the region doesn’t ignore so noble and ancient origins. Tradition, culture, history, architecture, gastronomy and wine, landscape, hospitality and the joy of their people are the attributes of a unique region. Whether in leisure activities, like golf and spas, or business, this region is acquiring a huge prominence and a peculiar charm. One who visits Portugal takes with oneself more than pictures and memories. One experiences in the soul maybe the most Portuguese feeling: Saudade.

Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture

A visit to Guimarães is worthwhile due to its historical centre, the rickety houses and medieval buildings, recognised in 2001 as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, due to the way its people welcome visitors to this unique city. But in 2012, there is another reason to visit the cradle of the Portuguese nation: Guimarães is the European Capital of Culture.. Learn more: visitportoandnorth.travel/Porto-and-the-North/Visit/Artigos/There-are-good-reasons-to-visit-Guimaraes