Destination guide

The majestic setting of Guimaraes is ready to explore

Enjoy the area's history, monuments and museums and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Guimaraes. This city's cafés, mountain views and sightseeing draw many visitors. Citania de Briteiros and Sameiro Sanctuary are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Guimaraes

Do you want to find top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Guimaraes a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pao de Lo de Margaride (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Rabada Park (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Aveleda Vineyards (16.3 mi / 26.3 km)
  • Parque Aquático de Amarante (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Magikland (16.9 mi / 27.2 km)
  • Avioso Park (19.5 mi / 31.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Guimaraes

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Guimaraes is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Santa Barbara Garden (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
  • Penha (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Rabada Park (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Ludico de Celorico de Basto Park (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • Monastery of Saint Miguel of Refojos Garden (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)
  • Avioso Park (19.5 mi / 31.4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Guimaraes

The nearest airport is in Porto (OPO-Dr. Francisco de Sa Carneiro), located 24.2 mi (39 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Vila Real (VRL), which is 32 mi (51.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Guimarães?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 630 vacation rentals near Guimarães. From 232 Houses to 36 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Guimarães for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Guimarães?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Guimarães:

  • Old Town: 45 vacation rentals
  • União de Freguesias do Centro: 1,762 vacation rentals
  • Centro / Baixa: 1,749 vacation rentals
  • Lordelo do Ouro e Massarelos: 942 vacation rentals
  • Aldoar Foz do Douro e Nevogilde: 122 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Guimarães?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Guimarães. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Penha: 847 vacation rentals
  • Largo da Oliveira: 819 vacation rentals
  • Guimaraes Castle: 818 vacation rentals
  • Paco dos Duques de Braganca: 818 vacation rentals
  • Citania de Briteiros: 815 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Guimarães listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Guimarães?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 232 Houses in Guimarães. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Guimarães include:

  • Villas: 36 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 145 rentals available
  • Cottages: 93 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Guimarães?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 300 vacation rentals with pool available in Guimarães. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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