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Historic Centre of Guimarães
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Historic Centre of Guimarães

Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Portugal
The historic town of Guimarães is associated with the emergence of the Portuguese national identity in the 12th century. An exceptionally well-preserved and authentic example of the evolution of a medieval settlement into a modern town, its rich building typology exemplifies the specific development of Portuguese architecture from the 15th to 19th century through the consistent use of traditional building materials and techniques.
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