Medieval Guimaraes: Legends and Myths [TEST MODE]

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Guimarães has an abundance of myths and legends, and you’ll encounter them all on your mission to save the city. Solve challenges to unlock stories from this unique UNESCO World Heritage medieval town, where you will find exceptionally well-preserved and authentic examples of the evolution of a medieval settlement into a modern city.
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Places you will visit

11

It will take you

95-125 mins

You will walk

3940 steps

Total distance

3 km

Highlights

  • · See the church where the first king of Portugal was rumoured to be baptized

  • · Visit a castle that’s nearly a thousand years old

  • · Find out how Afonso Henriques defeated the five Moorish kings in the 12th century

  • · Discover the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança which is now an art museum

Storyline

Legend has it that if Guimarães fell into the hands of the five Moorish kings, the rivers would flood the city until it sank into the ocean. Today, five of the descendants of the kings have unwittingly arrived in Guimarães, and the curse has been triggered. 
 
Realising this, you embark on a mission to save the city. You must travel to historical locations piecing together clues to stop the curse before it’s too late, and the city is doomed to the depths of the sea forever.

Game route

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Starting point Guimarães Castle
R. de Dona Mafalda 3, 4800 Guimarães, Portugal
Finish point Capela dos Passos da Paixão de Cristo
Largo Martins Sarmento, 4810 Guimarães, Portugal
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  • Discover new places

    As you walk and tour around the city, you will visit new cool places.

  • Solve puzzles, crack riddles

    You will test your wits and exploring abilities with fun challenges.

  • Learn fun history

    Each place comes with its own bit of history that you'll discover as you walk.

  • Role-play

    Put yourself in the shoes of a famous fictional character and play out their story.

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