Festas da Cidade e Gualterianas
Festivais Gil Vicente
Festas da Cidade e Gualterianas
Festivais Gil Vicente
Festas da Cidade e Gualterianas
Festivais Gil Vicente
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Venue Map

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Centro Cultural Vila Flor

Centro Cultural Vila Flor opened to the public, for the first time, on September 17, 2005. It assumed rapidly as a reference venue in the Portuguese cultural map.

It is a result of a contemporary intervention on the original Vila Flor Palace, from the 18th century. The new building was designed from the ground up for the presentation of cultural events. It is equipped with two auditoriums, four meeting rooms, an exhibition area of 1000 m2, a concert lounge bar and a restaurant. The magnificent gardens, from the original site, are also a beautiful place to diverse artistic presentations, that sums to the regular programming of the all complex.

Historical Center

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Guimarães

The place from the Portuguese nationality, its historical capital, Guimarães is nowadays a modern, creative and vibrant city. In recent years it has achieved remarkable notoriety, as a result of several developments, that have resulted in successful marks: it is enlisted as Cultural Heritage of Humanity, by UNESCO in 2001. In 2012 and 2013 the city received de denomination of European Capital of Culture and European City of Sports, respectively.

Following the bodywork developed before and during Guimarães 2012 - European Capital of Culture, the city is now going through a particularly important moment. It has established a strong cultural dynamism and has in place large infrastructure investment.


Guimarães has now important cultural venues that can host the most diverse events. This set of assets only exist in a few cities of this dimension and that make Guimarães a place of excellence in the field of reception, artistic creation and presentation of shows.


Besides Vila Flor Cultural Center the city has an impressive system, that works in complementarity - the International Art Center José de Guimarães, the Candoso Creation Center, the Black Box of Fábrica Asa and the Espaço Oficina. The urban intervention in the Praça de Couros also gave this place excellent conditions for the enjoyment of artistic moments.

Where to sleep

Stay Hotel

STAY HOTELS - a national hotel chain whose vision is to be a benchmark of city hotels where customers prefer to STAY. Aims to provide you with a unique and memorable experience with everything you really need. Its mission is to win the trust of each client, serving him with great quality, interest and admiration. And wants to give those who visit it an excellent and innovative stay and provide an exceptional and personalized service, enriching every moment of your experience.

The renovated STAY HOTEL GUIMARÃES CENTRO joins the privileged location to a set of facilities thoughtfully designed for stays in business or leisure.

Recommended and unforgettable stays... in the heart of Portugal!

Av. Dom João IV, 631

4810-225 Guimarães

+351 253 421 440

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Hotel Guimarães

A four-star hotel that perfectly combines contemporaneity and excellence in a harmonious response to the comfort needs of our guests. The interior design and its comfort are combined with the natural charm of Guimarães landscape.

The Piano Bar offers relaxed and unforgettable moments. It is the perfect place to meet or just to relax in a contemporary living room atmosphere overlooking the historical town centre.

Restaurant D. Maria offers the perfect place to delight in the flavours and aromas of the best contemporary cuisine author, with strong Mediterranean influences.

Hotel de Guimarães will provide you with natural surroundings, innovative facilities and flawless service, with the versatility to accommodate a range of different event set-ups.

Discover the Health Club & Spa Hotel de Guimarães, the perfect place to awaken the senses and provide full well-being in a very quiet environment.

Rua Eduardo Manuel de Almeida 202,

4810-440 Guimarães

253 424 800

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Santa Luzia Art Hotel

Guimarães new hotel is a work of art'. Situated in the cultural city of Guimarães , 30 minutes from Porto, Santa Luzia Arthotel is a four-star hotel unit that meets modern art with the ancestral characterization of the historical center of Guimarães, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Due to its exceptional location on one of the oldest and most typical streets of the city, Santa Luzia combines the comfort and modernity of a 4 * hotel with the true experience of feeling the daily life of this millennial city.


Guimarães , the birthplace of Portugal, is a unique city that is distinguished by its famous historic center but also by its intense cultural and artistic activity. A city open to the world but which keeps in its people the strong traces of an ancient identity. Permanent stage of the joy and liveliness of contagious traditional festivals such as the Gualterianas ou Nicolinas , but also of the contemporaneity of vibrant modern festivals such as GUIdance, Westway LAB, Festival Manta, NocNoc or Guimarães Jazz.

Rua Francisco Agra 100

4800-157 Guimarães

+351 253 071 800

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Hotel Mestre de Avis

Guimarães new hotel is a work of art'. Situated in the cultural city of Guimarães , 30 minutes from Porto, Santa Luzia Arthotel is a four-star hotel unit that meets modern art with the ancestral characterization of the historical center of Guimarães, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Due to its exceptional location on one of the oldest and most typical streets of the city, Santa Luzia combines the comfort and modernity of a 4 * hotel with the true experience of feeling the daily life of this millennial city.


Guimarães , the birthplace of Portugal, is a unique city that is distinguished by its famous historic center but also by its intense cultural and artistic activity. A city open to the world but which keeps in its people the strong traces of an ancient identity. Permanent stage of the joy and liveliness of contagious traditional festivals such as the Gualterianas ou Nicolinas , but also of the contemporaneity of vibrant modern festivals such as GUIdance, Westway LAB, Festival Manta, NocNoc or Guimarães Jazz.

Rua Dom João I, 40

4810-422 Guimarães

+351 253 422 770

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Hotel Fundador

Hotel Fundador , which was refurbished in 2016, is located in the historical and beautiful city of Guimarães : a city that is currently considered the cradle of Portugal. In addition, its historical centre was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco and, in 2012, it was the European Capital of Culture.


Its 70 rooms, with different capacities, offer all the services you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Also, we put at your disposal our bar, located on the 11th floor; our conference room, with capacity for 110 people and free Wi-Fi.

Av. Dom Afonso Henriques 740,

4810-431 Guimarães

253 422 640

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Where to eat

Restaurante 'Café Oriental'

A historic restaurant founded in 1925 located in the heart of Guimarães.

Largo do Toural, 11

4810-427 Guimarães

+351253 414 048

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Pregaria de Guimarães

Av. Dom Afonso Henriques 15

4810-431 Guimarães

Tel: 253 188 071

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Restaurante Vila Flor

Vila Flor restaurant is a refined and cosmopolitan space. It is ideal for people who enjoy good food in a varied menu where you can find renewed flavours of Portuguese food. The restaurant also dedicated to small social or corporate events. Equipped with audiovisual media.

Avenida Dom Afonso Henriques, 701

4810-413 Guimarães

+351 253 438 159

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Tasquinha do Tio Júlio

Timetable

12:00 – 14:30, 19:30 – 22:00

Closed on Sundays (all day) and Mondays (at lunch)

Rua de Couros, 20
4810 437 Guimarães

+351253417761

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