| arms page:
here is a text on and a picture of the municipal flag. The text is
merely a description of the flag and coat of arms (in portuguese).
However, the image is not accurate (the description is) because it
is way too dark: the flag should be green and white gyronny.
reported by Jorge Candeias, 11 Feb 1998
image by Sérgio Horta, 31 July 1999
The arms are or, the Virgin Mary holding Jesus proper, both crowned or (no nimbus), above a wreath of olive bounded argent, and between two inescutcheons in chief, azure, eleven bezants argent placed 3+2+3+2+1 (“quina” — the ineschutcheons are like those found on the Portuguese royal arms of 1185-1211, a period during which, Guimarães Castle was the usual residence of the Kings of Portugal). Mural crown argent with five visible towers (city rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "CIDADE DE GUIMARÃES".
António Martins, 31 July 1999
Guimarães was our first capital city back in the 12th century, when Lisbon was still under arab rule. I think its down town is protected by the UNESCO. The football team has seen better days, though.
Jorge Candeias, 18 Jan 1999