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The city of Guimar„es is located at a distance of 50 km from Oporto and 23 km from Braga. Oporto is served by an international airport and Guimar„es is connected to Oporto by train and bus.

Guimar„es is known as one of the most beautiful and historical cities in Portugal. It is also famous for being the birthplace of Portugal. In 1139, D. Afonso Henriques, the first Portuguese king, proclaimed the national independence. 

On 13 December 2001, UNESCO inscribed the city of Guimar„es on the list of World Heritage. 

In 2012 Guimar„es was the european capital of culture.

The university campus is situated only 15 minutes walk away from the city centre.

 
   
   
   
 
 
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