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This is a view from one of the famous squares in the historic center of Guimarães , The S. Tiago Square.
The Santiago Square is believed to be the earliest settlement in Guimarães.
It was founded by the Frankish knights who came with Count Dom Henrique, the father of Portugal’s first king.
Legend says the square is named after St John (São Tiago), who brought an image of the Virgin Mary here and placed it in a pagan temple.

Surrounded by beautiful restored 16th-19th century houses with wooden balconies, it has a gothic shrine housing a cross in the centre (in the image).
The 17th century chapel dedicated to the apostle was demolished in the 19th century.
Come to have a drink in this “Praça”... perhaps, humm, a glass of the famous “Vinho Verde” from the region -;)very cool of course...:)
More information at
http://www.aportugalattraction.com/portugal-attractions/st-peters-church-guimaraes.htm

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Model - NIKON D700
DateTime - 2012:02:03 17:59:12
Copyright - rui camposinhos
ExposureTime - 1/125 seconds
FNumber - 6.30
ExposureProgram - Manual control
ISOSpeedRatings - 200
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
LightSource - Auto
Flash - Not fired
FocalLength - 14.00 mm
ExposureMode - Manual
White Balance - Auto
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 14 mm
Image Quality – RAW converted to JPEG via Camera Raw
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