Guimarães is a city in northern Portugal. It’s known for the palace and the castle, the Romanesque São Miguel do Castelo Church built in the 13th century.. This is the birthplace of the first king of Portugal, Afonso Henriques. Discover the historic centre along the Largo da Oliveira, a remarkably well-preserved medieval complex, then visit the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança, whose architecture is reminiscent of the châteaux of Burgundy.