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Historic Centre explorer trails

Historic Centre explorer trails

The Museum is situated in the heart of the Historic Centre of Guimarães, next to one of the most emblematic squares of the burg. As Guimarães is a World Heritage Site, a visit to its Historic Centre is mandatory. The Museum invites you to participate in a fascinating discovery with the help of one of our explorer trails of the Historic Centre of Guimarães.

Discovering the Praça da Oliveira

In the Middle Ages, the Praça da Oliveira was the centre of religious, political, social and economic life in Guimarães. This explorer trail, filled with observation and discovery challenges, allows students to learn about some of the stories, of the buildings and of the curiosities of the most important square of the medieval Guimarães.

Target Public: Students aged 6 to 12
Duration: 40 minutes
Maximum no. of participants: 30
Cost: 1,5€ (with pencil)

 

Discovering the Praça de Santiago

The Praça de Santiago is one of the oldest squares of Guimarães. It was here that the Franks, who accompanied Henry of Burgundy when he took possession of the Condado Portucalense (Portuguese County) in the 11th century, settled. This explorer trail, filled with observation and discovery challenges, allows students to learn about some of the stories and curiosities of this square, one of the most curious and typical of Guimarães.

Target Public: Students aged 6 to 12
Duration: 40 minutes
Maximum no. of participants: 30
Cost: 1,5€ (with pencil)

 

Discovering the Historic Centre of GUIMARÃES

The Museu de Alberto Sampaio is situated in the heart of the Historic Centre of Guimarães, a World Heritage Site, and so, it is an excellent starting point to its discovery. The Learning Team of the Museum has prepared an explorer trail that allows students to know it in a fun and relaxed way.

Target Public: Students aged 13 to 18
Duration: 60 minutes
Maximum no. of participants: 30
Cost: 1,5€ (with pencil)

From the upper town to the lower town

“From the Upper Town to the Lower Town” is an explorer trail that allows students to learn about some of the main milestones of the history of Guimarães in a fun way. The route starts in the Upper Town, where some of the monuments linked to the foundation of the nationality – Castle and Igreja de São Miguel of Guimarães – and the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza are located, and finishes in the Lower Town, where the main squares – Praça de Santiago and Praça da Oliveira – and also the Museu de Alberto Sampaio are situated.

Target Public: Students aged 10 to 16
Duration: 60 minutes
Maximum no. of participants: 50
Cost: 2€ (with pencil)