Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Portugal: Guimarães

Yesterday I got two postcards: one from Portugal and one from Germany.

The card from Portugal shows various views of Guimarães. Guimarães is a city in northern Portugal. It is said to be the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and is thus known as birthplace of the Portuguese nationality. It was also the first capital of Portugal. Guimarães is an exceptionally well-preserved and authentic example of the evolution of a medieval settlement into a modern town. Since 2001 is the Historic Centre of Guimarães on the UNESCO World Heritage List. In 2012 it was the European Capital of Culture.


Stamp:
Extreme Sports (from set of three) (issued 12-02-2015)


Thank You very much Inês!

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