Parque da Penha

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A restful haven on top of the mountain, this complex of chapels and churches is a lovely place to pause for thought. The highest point in Guimarães, you can enjoy views of the entire city and surroundings.

Within the park there are boulders the size of houses to climb on, picnic tables for an alfresco lunch, caves to explore and even a mini-golf course.

You can drive up to the peak, or you can make your way up by cable car from Guimarães. It is well worth taking an hour or two to wander around up here and drink in the lovely views.

The park spans an area of around 50 hectares and it features diverse flora and fauna as well as tiny chapels and shrines carved out of the rocks.

Contacts & Details

EM579 2 658 Guimarães