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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Take In the Culture Boom in Guimarães


4. Insider’s Tip

Guimarães's namesake pastry can't be found outside the city.  

Guimarães is home to two pastries that don’t exist anywhere else in the world. Traced back to an eighteenth-century recipe created by the nuns at the Santa Clara Convent, both tortas de Guimarães ($4.50) and toucinho do céu de Guimarães ($2) can only be tasted here. Try these sweet treats at Casa Costinhas (Rua de Santa Maria 68), which picked up the recipe from the nuns’ servants when the convent shut down in 1891.

Published on Apr 27, 2012 as a web exclusive.

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