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between Castelo and Paco dos Duques de Braganca, Guimaraes 4810-245, Portugal
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

On the approach to the castle, we popped into the small Igreja de Sao Miguel do Castelo. According to tradition, King Afonso Henriques (1111-1185) was baptised in this small Romanesque church. It has served as a royal chapel and a parochial church. It is a...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Very historic as the first king of Portugal was baptized here. Very simple inside but filled with history.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 27 December 2017

The Romanesque Chapel of Sao Miguel do Castelo is intimate, austere and charming. Portugal's first King: Afonso Henriques (1111-1185), was baptized within this Royal chapel, which served also as a parochial church. Notice the baptismal font at your left as you enter the chapel. The...More

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

It is below , but part of the castle. The architecture is simple. The inside is rather plain, but the floor is not. The floor is roped off and you walk around the perimeter. That is because many heroes are buried in the floor of...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This small Romanesque church is well worth a short visit. After entering on can walk around the perimeter which ropes off the gravestones set into the floor. There is a small information notice with a plan of the building.

Thank phshanks
Reviewed 17 August 2017

On our walking tour of Guimaraes, we passed by this chapel on our way down to the historic centre. It is an absolute gem!

Thank GerMar60
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The floor is what to look at in this historic chapel. Some of the stones look like from pagan times although they are among the gravestones of more recent times. Allow 15 minutes for this free visit next to the castle.

Thank Day T
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The first king of Portugal, Alfonso Henriques, was baptised in this simple Romanesque chapel in the grounds of the castle. The atmosphere inside is wonderful - the floor is lined with medieval gravestones.

Thank UkOma
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Simple, spare, little Romanesque chapel where the first king of Portugal was baptized. Interesting for its historical value as well as its very pure decor.

Thank Bernard B
Reviewed 24 November 2016

A place that has to visit because it prays the history that was baptized here the first king of Portugal. Small chapel but very pleasant to visit.

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