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