It is an historical city that had an important role in the formation of Portugal and it was settled in the 9th century, at which time it was called Vimaranes. This denomination might have had its origin in the warrior Vímara Peres, when he chose this area as the main government seat for the County of Portugal which he conquered for the Kingdom of Galicia. Guimarães is one of the country's most important historical cities. Its historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, making it one of the largest tourist centers in the region.
The twenty closest neighbours in the database:
Braga (Portugal) (16 km), Porto (Portugal) (42 km), Santiago de Compostela (Spain) (161 km), Finisterre (Spain) (178 km), Mosteiro da Batalha (204 km), Mosteiro de Alcobaça (219 km), Palácio Nacional de Mafra (293 km), Palácio Nacional de Sintra (309 km), Sintra Parks (310 km), Palácio Nacional da Pena (310 km), Palácio de Queluz (311 km), Lisbon (Portugal) (312 km), Palácio Nacional da Ajuda (315 km), Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (316 km), Valle de los Caídos (359 km), El Escorial Palace (361 km), Toledo (Spain) (401 km), Museo Cerralbo (402 km), Estadio Bernabéu (403 km), Madrid (Spain) (403 km)