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GUIMARÃES
Guimarães is the city where the Portuguese independence movement began and where Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal and the founder of the nation, was born. His father was Count of the region of which this city is the capital. Almost nine hundred years ago, his son transformed the medieval county into an independent kingdom and advanced south to conquer lands held by the Arabs.

Now its historic centre is a Unesco World Heritage Site.
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